posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Darkblade71
reply to post by openminded2011
I wonder if something like that could work or not, I mean in a serious way. I'm not joking. I know there is a LOT of plutonium involved though.
Unsure how it would react. Would it make a bigger boom? Or would it vaporize? Or Spread a bigger cloud? I wonder if something like that would work or
Anyone out there know for sure? There must be some sort of "expert" around here who would know if this is a totally dumb idea or not. I know it
sounds dumb, but is it?
I make no claims at all with regard to being an expert on this particular subject, but based on public-domain information, dropping a nuke on
Fukushima might not be the worst thing you could do, but it's hard to think of anything that would top it.
You even touch on one reason in your post. The uranium and plutonium at the facility (along with all of the other radioactive material that's
proving so difficult to contain) would vaporize. That doesn't mean it would be destroyed, any more than vaporized water is destroyed. The vaporized
material, along with tons of now even more contaminated soil, water, and anything else close to ground zero, will then get sucked into the upper
atmosphere, where the vapor will cool and condense. Now we have a radioactive crater where Fukushima was, and several tons (or several thousands of
tons) of highly radioactive aerosol looking for new places to settle down. The nuclear initiation wouldn't be made any bigger because of the material
in the plant, but it would be made much, much 'dirtier'.