1994-08-25 - Re: Nuclear Weapons Material

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 8a0dea14b1543c6a5b52975530587df3f6578c83c7c573d9e7a5c696e8299182
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-25 14:41:17 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 25 Aug 94 07:41:17 PDT

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 94 07:41:17 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Nuclear Weapons Material
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> Actually, to pick a nit, the first a-bomb exploded (Alamogordo) was a
> plutonium device.  The U235 design was dropped on Hiroshima untested.

The media was making a big deal last night about the seizure of 
twenty pounds of U-238.  This, of course, is the non-radioactive
isotope of uranium in which trade is relatively unrestricted.  It does
make excellent shell casings and has a few other mundane industrial 

I wonder why the issue of bomb parts is now being given such a
huge push in the press?

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