posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 11:43 PM
Well the first load of Bovine excrement propaganda I found is their claim that Submarines must have 90% enriched. Which they do not.
"The fuel in a seagoing reactor is typically more highly enriched (i.e., contains a higher concentration of U235 vs. U238) than that used in a
land-based nuclear power plant. Some marine reactors run on relatively low-enriched uranium (requiring frequent refueling). Others run on highly
enriched uranium, varying from from 20% U235, to the over 96% U235 found in U.S. submarines, in which the resulting smaller core is quieter in
operation (a big advantage to a submarine). Using more-highly enriched fuel also increases the reactor's power density and extends the usable life
of the nuclear fuel load, but is more expensive and a greater risk to nuclear proliferation than less-highly enriched fuel."
"Russia's main submarine power plant is the OK-650 PWR. It uses 20-45% enriched fuel to produce 190 MW."
edit on 2-10-2012 by jacknast76 because: edit to add: There are more examples, like the French are using 7.5% enriched, not necessarily in
subs though. You can go higher than 90%, but it is not necessary to power a sub.
edit on 3-10-2012 by jacknast76 because: Just want
to point out that it was not Iran that said the 90% but the writer of the article. Where he states that "it should be noted"