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U.S. Plans to Make Plutonium Again


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The Bush administration is planning the government's first production of plutonium 238 - a highly radioactive substance valued as a power source - since the Cold War, stirring debate over the risks and benefits of the deadly material. It is hot enough to melt plastic and so dangerous that a speck can cause cancer...

 

Project managers say that most if not all of the new plutonium is intended for secret missions and declined to divulge any details...

 

"It's completely wrapped in the flag. They absolutely won't let on about the missions."

 

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/06/26/news/nuke.php

 

Do we really need more plutonium? And, what the hell are we going to do with the contaminated waste that goes along with plutonium production?

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