reply to post by earth2
This is a total inane load of bung.
Plutonium does not occur naturally on Earth. It cannot be mined.
Uranium can be mined, and if you work very hard (as Enrico Fermi did) you can create a nuclear reactor using natural unenriched uranium, but you need
precise control of geometry, and most importantly extremely pure graphite.
Almost all graphite you usually mine has slight impurities which causes major nuclear problems. The Germans in WW2 didn't figure it out, and gave
up, but the US had vacuumed up the European Jews like Fermi and many others, and they did figure it out.
Then once you get a nuclear reactor you run it for a few years and then you take the pieces, dissolve them in nitric acid and very dirtily separate
out the plutonium. All the while this liquid gunk is radioactive as bejeezus and will give a fatal dose to people over a few hours.
The size of the industrial plant and technology necessary to do this is way way bigger than the pyramids.
And besides, there would be lots of radioactive contamination still left over. There isn't .
Machining plutonium (only useful for nuclear weapons and reactors) takes powered, high precision expensive modern technology.
Egyptians had stone and slaves, not high speed tungsten drill bits.
The ancient world knew nothing sensible about chemistry whatsoever---really only starting in 1800's did humans have a clue.
And why would they do it in a middle of a pyramid?
And for what? What would they do with a nuclear reactor? It would just poison them and their livestock (and they'd have no idea why).
ATS is really going down the tubes, in my opinion.