Why we need heavy water to produce plutonium?

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why we need heavy water to produce plutonium?
 

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vanesch
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We don't.
 
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mgb_phys
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We don't.
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To the OP - look up 'moderator'
 
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Heavy water is one way to get a more desirable neutron energy spectrum for the production of Pu-239. There are other ways, so HW is not necessary.
 

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