Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Electricity for Americans From Russia’s Old Nuclear Weapons - NYTimes.com

A fascinating case study in recycling

What’s powering your home appliances?

For about 10 percent of electricity in the United States, it’s fuel from dismantled nuclear bombs, including Russian ones.

“It’s a great, easy source” of fuel, said Marina V. Alekseyenkova, an analyst at Renaissance Bank and an expert in the Russian nuclear industry that has profited from the arrangement since the end of the cold war.

Electricity for Americans From Russia’s Old Nuclear Weapons - NYTimes.com

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