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Re: Grid system repair
Other than toxicity and restrictions on civilian ownership?
IIRC it was Bertie Roos who literally borrowed enough spent uranium to make his keel in one of the Volvo (?) solo global races maybe a decade ago. And when the keel broke off and sunk in the Southern Ocean, I'll bet Bertie had a lot of 'splainin' to do.
If it's depleted it isn't really radioactively toxic, only chemically (ingested) but so is lead. It's actually used for radiation shielding. The first time I heard of it was back in the 70's - IIRC it was Alain Colas who did it on one of his OSTAR boats with help from the French Navy. It was quickly banned by making everything denser than lead illegal as ballast.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Last edited by SloopJonB; 10-27-2012 at 11:33 PM.