More proof the nuclear industry is as fake as the space program. So fake that they work together.
Sad that my tax dollars are being shot up in smoke in so many more ways.
Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) plant in Clarington could soon play a role in fuelling NASA spacecraft.OPG has announced that it plans to work with venture arm Canadian Nuclear Partners, to produce plutonium isotopes to help power deep space exploration.
OPG spokesperson Neal Kelly says there is major demand for plutonium-238 as the global supply dwindles.
“The supply of isotopes is down, much of the previous supply was created by the U.S. nuclear program, which has stopped production,” he explained.
Plutonium-238 is a byproduct of plutonium-239, an isotope used to make nuclear weapons.
They’re also involved in the medical industry to produce their witch’s brew of chemical poison.
OPG already uses a similar isotope process at its Pickering location, to create Cobalt 60 for use in the sterilization of surgical and medical supplies.
Update: Simon weighs in and adds this cartoon.
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