From: Robert W. Schramm (email@example.com)
Date: 09/17/03-09:06:31 PM Z
Quite true. Plutonium 239 can be produced from Uranium 239 by exposure to
neutrons in a nuclear reactor. But the production of heavy water is only
evidence of the operation of a nuclear reactor not necessaraly a reactor
used to produce Plutonium 239. Such reactors are breeder reactors and do not
use heavy water as a moderator. Graphite is also used as a moderator so it
would be like saying a country that is producing a lot of graphite is
planning to build an atomic bomb when, in fact, the may only be planning to
make a lot of No. 2 lead pencils.
BTW I agree. This is way off topic so I will shut up on this subject. Just
trying to clarify the issue.
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>From: Loris Medici <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: There is H2O and then there is H2O
>Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 08:34:48 +0300
>Many of the raw materials for atomic bombs (such as plutonium) can only
>be produced in nuclear reactors...
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Robert W. Schramm [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 7:06 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: RE: There is H2O and then there is H2O
> > But the point is that heavy water is a moderator for use in a nuclear
> > reactor and is not used in the manufactur of atomic bombs.
> > ...
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