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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Introduction to the Stories of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons...

A weapons-grade ring of electrorefined plutoni...A weapons-grade ring of electrorefined plutonium, typical of the rings refined at Los Alamos and sent to Rocky Flats for fabrication. The ring has a purity of 99.96%, weighs 5.3 kg, and is approx 11 cm in diameter. It is enough plutonium for one bomb core. The ring shape helps with criticality safety (less concentrated material). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
, plutonium fabrication, central section of pl..., plutonium fabrication, central section of plant. Aerial view looking south at the plutonium buildings (700s). Building 776/777 is the large building in the center portion of the photograph. building 771 is in the lower right corner, and building 707 is to the south of building 776/777. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Introduction to the Stories of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant


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