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From: Ken Clements
>I predict the plane would go right through and give you a nice fuel-air explosion inside the containment.
Nuclear containment buildings are big but not that big. With the limited oxygen inside only a small amount of fuel would ignite and I doubt if a fuel air type explosion is particularly good at shattering concrete anyway. But if you hit a graphite reactor with even a small airplane there could be a problem, they have no containment building at all. The USA only has one such reactor at Hanford Washington to produce Tritium and I think it's shut down, however there are lots of them in Russia, like Chernobyl.
John K Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
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