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Jun11-08, 02:32 AM
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Quote Quote by mgb_phys View Post
The technology to enrich NU to the 3% needed for a reactor is a lot easier than to enrich it to 90% needed for a weapon.
I had the impression that weapons-level enrichment isn't necessarily more difficult, just more costly? I.e., you can use the same type of centrifuge systems, but you just need to run them for a lot longer (and/or build a lot more of them). I'd assume that's not the most efficient way to go about it, and so typically higher-tech methods are used, but isn't it possible to simply run a lot of centrifuges for a long time?