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post #31 of 46
I would be really worried if it were like 500kg of plutonium-239 or something, buuuut....

Definitely a sensationalist piece as is to be expected from Gizmodo. I'm actually surprised they didn't connect this to the newest Apple product in some way. "We think they should team up with Apple to create uranium-powered batteries for the next iPad!"

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Edited by Malcolm - 5/14/12 at 12:19pm
post #32 of 46
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So was this a 'known secret' to a fair number of people in the area or just to people who had family who worked there, ya think?

Not sure, My grandpa was a chemical engineer, my dad was in copy products and others uncles etcc where in the govt section. But they all seemed to say the same thing.
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Imagine what apple or m$ have hiding.... tongue.gif
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Lol this.

This. That made my day.
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post #35 of 46
Next step: Fallout. Where cars are run by nuclear reactors and they sell sodas that have been intentionally irradiated.
post #36 of 46
i got it....

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Next step: Fallout. Where cars are run by nuclear reactors and they sell sodas that have been intentionally irradiated.
Plenty of foods already are irradiated, for safety and longer shelf life. I think you mean 'activated' or 'contaminated'.
    
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post #38 of 46
For some reason Cave Johnson came to mind, may be a few layers deeper they have testing portal facilities
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University of Virginia had a reactor on campus when I was there on a field trip in high school in the 90s. Not sure if it's still there or not. It was contained in a pool for safety purposes. It was just for teaching/research. I wonder how many mini-reactors there are in the country. I remember reading about a plan a couple of years ago where they would bury a maintenance-free reactor in the ground that would basically run until it had used all of it's nuclear material. It would help power localities and was supposed to be pretty safe. It would be dug up in 25-50 years for replacement.
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post #40 of 46
OSU (Ohio State) has one. Went there for a field trip when I was REALLY young. Generates enough power to power the building and a few surrounding buildings. My brother got a chance to shutdown the reactor. Had the blue haze in the pool and everything.
It was an awesome tour! I think 16ft thick walls of concrete at the base of the reactor...and the thing was apparently "tiny" with what they called it...
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