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    Brian H wrote:
    Joking aside, the take-away is that it requires a hyperactive imagination and rapid application of destructive force and violence to achieve even a small risk exposure.

    Do not underestimate the power of the Stupid Side of the Force. An oligarch looking for a way to add .001% to a multi-billion dollar profit on a balance sheet can do more damage and inflict more misery than all the terrorists that ever were… and couldn’t care less. (Really, by the data to date they seem to be trained and raised to be functionally psychopathic.)

    As an example: Just imagine all the energy in all the caps accidentally being shorted through the main fuel container and the results being forcefully expelled out through the cooling system intake vents at ground level… the Stupid will do that for you if you are not careful.

    As the man responsible for the frogs said: “Design is Law.”

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    AvatarBrian H
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    zapkitty wrote:

    Joking aside, the take-away is that it requires a hyperactive imagination and rapid application of destructive force and violence to achieve even a small risk exposure.

    Do not underestimate the power of the Stupid Side of the Force. An oligarch looking for a way to add .001% to a multi-billion dollar profit on a balance sheet can do more damage and inflict more misery than all the terrorists that ever were… and couldn’t care less. (Really, by the data to date they seem to be trained and raised to be functionally psychopathic.)

    As an example: Just imagine all the energy in all the caps accidentally being shorted through the main fuel container and the results being forcefully expelled out through the cooling system intake vents at ground level… the Stupid will do that for you if you are not careful.

    As the man responsible for the frogs said: “Design is Law.”
    It would immediately congeal as dust (as long as the ambient temp was below 213°C, a reasonable assumption). Hazmat suits and a sealed vacuum cleaner would suffice for cleanup. Remember, a whole year’s supply of boron for a 5MW reactor is about 5 lbs., perhaps 10% more for the decaborane (added mass of the hydrogen component). IIRC, each unit will have 2-6 months fuel on tap when freshly serviced, so 1-3 lbs. MAX.

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