It won't be 'on line' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 22.08.10 | 02:49 (IDT)

    The reactor is weeks away from being fully fueled. It will be months of slowly increasing power production until it 'goes on line.' Nit picking? I think there has been so much misrepresentation, hysteria, and outright fear-mongering on the subject of the first Bushehr power reactor that any slight or misrepresentation of fact constitutes a threat to all. Before the reactor 'goes on line' producing power for the national grid, the fuel within it will have been irradiated for long enough to render the Plutonium generated too rich in Pu-240 to be useable in nuclear weapons. Thus by the time that the VVER-1000 is 'on line' it will have been passed the point where it was any threat to Israel.

    from the article: Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant a small threat to Israel, for now
    First published 01:28 22.08.10 | Last updated 01:28 22.08.10
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