[ RadSafe ] Plutonium from Power Reactors

Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 01:16:34 CDT 2008

Hi -


Please forgive me if this is a silly question: I thought that plutonium
produced in power reactors was not suitable for building weapons because of
significant ingrowth of several Pu isotopes making it unusable for weapons.


Could someone please clarify the proliferation issues of Pu produced in
power reactors under normal burnup conditions? 


The following google hit seems to imply something different from my


Or is the antineutrino detector focused on research reactors?


Dan W McCarn, Geologist

Albuquerque & Houston


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