"S.J. Van Sickle" wrote:
> Large scale radiological weapons can do a pretty good job. They are
There's a lot of Co-60 necessary to make the ground uninhabitable
for Deinococcus radiodurans. I haven't seen the studies, but intuitively
I would doubt it. Consider how many kg of pure isotopes were blown into
the air by Chernobyl, and it's impact was hardly felt. Most of it went
down within a 30 km radius of the reactor.
Stratospheric blasts would be more evenly distributed, but this would
reduce the local exposure. How many kg of pure isotopes does a fusion
> possible, even relatively cheap compared to what was spent on
> "conventional" nuclear weapons, but were never built. Why? Because there
> is no *military* reason to sterilize the planet.
Similiar things said Dr. Strangelove.
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