Discussion in 'Politics' started by Flaming Pie, Sep 3, 2013.
Seems this topic is resurfacing.
Some note worthy quotes.
did it go away yet? i swear ive been ignoring it
Don't we all wish.
I would very much like to know what this machine is called.
OH, right. I goofed this thread about the Fukushi-Eyed Salmon. Surely the least of our worries.
I have read about an algae that was discovered shortly after the accident that seems to thrive on this material. It is a concentrator and a contaminator, so what?
what do you mean concentrator and contaminator? link?
Well, if an algae or any lower organism acts a concentrator, it just aids the concentration in the food chain.
And if not consumed, it is not dispersed, either. The remains of this algae constitute a concentrated contamination.
I don't think the problem is lack of money. They just don't know how to fix it.
We'll all be "concentrators" soon if they don't get the finger out...
DU is used as armor piercing rounds, not sprayed about willy-nilly.
Radioactive materials occur naturally. One of the reasons Earth took so much longer to cool from its' molten state than say Mars was the higher concentration of radioactive material. The interior of the Earth is still molten. Mars's interior froze, ending its magnetic field. Then the solar wind slowly removed its' atmosphere.
You are sure, then, that we don't use DU for area denial? You quite sure you know ALL about it?
Your argument that I can't prove we don't doesn't support your contention at all. You been taking lessons from BuckHead?
No, I say it certainly is possible. But, you say you have ALL the facts.
It is called Depleted Uranium because it is ...... Wait for it...... DEPLETED!!!
You said it was happening, not "possible". Where did I say that? You still sound like BuckHead.
Well, OK. To be fair, did you not say, that DU is only used in rounds and not sprayed willi-nilly?
And of course, you may not bother to know.
ADAM is an antipersonnel mine activated by deployed trip lines. There are 36 wedge-shaped mines contained in the 155-mm projectile. Minefield density can be selectively determined by altering the number of rounds applied. There are currently three densities: low, medium, and high. The mines are expelled from the projectile (approximately 600 meters) over the designated target. Shortly after ground impact, up to seven trip line sensors are released out to a maximum length of 20 feet. The detonators are armed to fiction in the event of any small disturbance. The ADAM mine has lethality out to 15 feet. Self-destruct times are 4 hours for short self-destruct (M731) and 48 hours for long self-destruct (M692).
The ADAM and PDM are not of the kinetic energy "penetrator" type design. These munitions contain an extremely small amount of DU and not categorized as "DU ammunition". The resin which forms the body of the ADAM mine wedge contains a small amount of DU in the "hardener" portion of the resin. The DU is less than 0.15% (0.024 oz) of the total resin and is present only as a chemical agent that allows the resin to cure at less then 160°F in less then 12 hours. These cure characteristics are required to efficiently produce the mine and to protect the electronic components during manufacture.
And when they self destruct they spray DU willi-nilly. And of course, being artillery, they are indeed laid willi-nilly.
The Japanese have a history of not releasing appurtenant and honest information to their people. So I'm not surprised.
We came close to our own meltdown. If interested the name of the book is The Day We Almost Lost Detroit by John Fuller. Scary. Canadians would not have appreciated it.
My brother said this is 100% true.
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