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Nuclear Plane Proof Reactor Net

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posted on Jul, 2 2004 @ 08:05 PM
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Spider-Man would be proud, but seems todays goverments are spending to much much cash on meatheaded ideas...

here another to add to the list...

A huge steel net is being built over Australia's new nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights to protect its core if an aircraft is flown into it.

Dubbed the "chip basket", the striking 30 metre-long feature, the first of its kind in the world, will act as a net to catch a terrorist-flown aircraft.

"It's a novel approach to the design," the project manager, Ross Miller, said. "Most modern reactors would have a design that hardens them against the impact of light aircraft. Certainly we've had to beef up security since September 11."

The grillage was part of the original design in July 2000 but at that stage it was seen as protection against a freak accident involving a light plane crashing into the reactor, he said.

Greenpeace said it held grave concerns that the grill would only take the impact of a Cessna.




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