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    British plant can't account for almost 30 kilos of plutonium but not worried

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...tain_plutonium

    The amount of material listed as missing at the Sellafield plant in northwestern England was "within international standards of expected measurement accuracies for closing a nuclear material balance at the type of facility concerned," the authority said.
    Willing to risk your family's life on an accounting error? With this stuff there shouldn't be any inaccuracy.

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    I used to work in the automobile repair business, and I can tell you,
    that if you misplaced 30 kilos of used motor oil your ass would
    be in a sling. I guess it pays to have friends in high places.
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    30 kilos, not worried at all. Now if it was 35 then I would be worried.


    if you misplaced 30 kilos of used motor oil your ass would be in a sling
    I work in a chair factory making casino chairs. If you miscount the chairs by 3, it's better to put in your 2 week notice.
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    Yeah and I bet Moscow can't account for a couple metric tons of weapons grade plutonium, including a couple suitcase nukes, a slew of stolen hafnium, cadmium and boron cooling rods and the like. It's a beautiful world! Iran with its nuclear ambitions, it makes me sick.

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    30 Kilos of motor oil and 30 kilos of plutonium aren't the same. One Gallon of Uranium wieghts 152 pounds or so (depending on the isotope). 1 kilo is 2.2 pounds. So 30 kilos of something is 66 pounds (2.2 x 30). I guess they lost less than half a gallon "on paper"?? 30 kilos of motor oil is... I would have to weigh a quart and see. wait I have google!! The shipping weight of SAE 10w-30 is 2.1 pounds. Let's just call it 1 quart for each kilo so that would be 30 quarts approx. Do the gallon conversion and 30 kilos of motor oil is: 7.5 gallons. 15 times the amount of the same weight in Unranium. Yes I had wayyyyyyy to much coffee today.
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmm?

    30 Kilos of weapons grade plutonium? how would you actually move it?........like Sellafield isn't a MacDonalds, so there are no little bags or styrofoam boxes

    Also, those radiation detectors, that would scream blue murder if you got anywhere near?

    Remember that this is a fast breeder reactor, so works on CALCULATED as well as MEASURED yields?..............naturally one might expect a small difference between the two. This seems like typical "gutter press journalism"............there were no percentages, just a raw value?

    It reminds me of a guy I know who bought 200 tea-bags from a supermarket............he counted only 199 in the box, so he took it back?

    To me, anything in the media that patently does not have a scientific basis is pure FUD. Hey there is a 2% stock loss in French Brandy production.............I deny everything

    just my £ 0.02 (+/- 30Kg )

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    Re: British plant can't account for almost 30 kilos of plutonium but not worried

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    Willing to risk your family's life on an accounting error? With this stuff there shouldn't be any inaccuracy.

    That darn Tibor.
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    Re: Re: British plant can't account for almost 30 kilos of plutonium but not worried

    Originally posted here by jm459
    Don't you have any stories, national and/or local in Canada that are newsworthy?
    I'll answer this! Perchance it's a humdrum society up there? News from Canada is like news out of Kyrgyzstan, itís irrelevant to most Americans. In other words we're a rock star society they are not.

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