Join Date: Jul 2005
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not that hard to scrub rad from crude but it'd be cheaper to extract tar sands oil, of which there's no shortage. All these people talking about how we're running out of fuel conveniently forget the tar sands. There's a LOT of oil there, about as much as all other sources combined. It's just fucking expensive to get it out, but at crude prices over $100/barrel it's feasible. The upshot of that tho is that it's not much more work to go to a full synthetic product at the end rather than just extracting and refining.
And yea, we'll see if the Iranians manage to second sun themselves inadvertantly. Manhattan damned near did, twice.
Altho really, criticality accidents do happen, there's lots of official and unofficial stories in the nuke industry about it happening. Anything from the one like Manhattan where a centrifuge lets go, to just a guy carting a tub of heavy water around near the fuel storage area and she lights up.
HAIL TO THE KING!!
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