Reply to post: Re: 1952?

Fukushima reactors lend exotic nuclear finish to California's wines

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Re: 1952?

The normal decay chain of plutonium 239 goes through uranium 235 via alpha decay.

That may be so, but a Plutonium bomb (or reactor) doesn't work like that. 235U is not an intermediate step between 239Pu and *kaboom*.

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