Uranium or plutonium?::RDS-1


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Uranium or plutonium? DOES NOT SAY WHAT NUCLEAR FUEL WAS USED. I presume it was Plutonium? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:01, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes --Mr.98 (talk) 17:30, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

I repeat the question. The article does not make it clear whether the bomb was an uranium bomb or a plutonium bomb. This information should be made more clear. Also, I suppose the U.S. knew from the fallout the type of the bomb. Was this information published? -- Petri Krohn (talk) 14:29, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Well, it was a copy of the plutonium-bomb Fat Man. So it should have been a plutonium bomb. But what i want to know: where did the plutonium come from? Not from a uranium enrichment plant. So why mention that "A uranium-235 plant was built near Chelyabinsk in 1948."?ospalh (talk) 20:29, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Hmm. Chelyabinsk-65. "The first production reactor (Reactor A) went into operation in June 1948 and the first batch of plutonium was produced at the radiochemical plant (Plant B) on February 26, 1948." Wait. What‽ The reactor had produced plutonium before it became critical? I'd guess the Pu probably came from those reactors anyway. But is that good enough‽ ospalh (talk) 21:52, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

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