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Figure 1.
A weapons-grade ring of electrorefined plutonium, typical of the rings refined at Los Alamos and sent to Rocky Flats for fabrication
. Source. 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. Which city shall we blow up today?
Ciro Santilli is mildly obsessed by nuclear reactions, because they are so quirky. How can a little ball destroy a city? How can putting too much of it together produce criticality and kill people like in the Slotin accident or the Tokaimura criticality accident. It is mind blowing really.
Uranium vs plutonium: Section "Uranium vs plutonium Quora answer by Ciro Santilli".
More fun nuclear stuff to watch:
Video 1.
Tour of a nuclear misile silo from the 60's by Arizona Highways TV (2019)
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Video 2.
The Ultimate Guide to Nuclear Weapons by hypohystericalhistory (2022)
. Source. Good overall summary. Some interesting points:

Fission weapon

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Nuclear site

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Hanford site

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The B Reactor of the facility produced the plutonium used for Trinity and Fat Man, and then for many more thousand bombs during the Cold War. More precisely, this was done at
Located in Washington, in a dry place the middle of the mountainous areas of the Western United states, where basically no one lives. The Columbia river is however nearby, that river is quite large, and provided the water needed by their activities, notably for cooling the nuclear reactors. It is worth it having look on Google Maps to get a feel for the region.
Unlike many other such laboratories, this one did not become a United States Department of Energy national laboratories. It was likely just too polluted.
Bibliography:
Figure 2.
Aerial image of the Hanford site in 1960
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Reactor of the Hanford site of the produced the plutonium used for Trinity and Fat Man.
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Nuclear weapons program

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American nuclear weapons program

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Manhattan Project (1942-1946)

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Video 3.
Historic, unique Manhattan Project footage from Los Alamos by Los Alamos National Lab
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Mostly the daily life part of things, but very good, includes subtitles explaining the people and places shown.
Marked with identifier "LA-UR 11-4449".
Chicago Pile-1 (1942-12-02)
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The first human-made nuclear chain reaction.
Video 4.
Getting funding for the Chicago Pile Edward Teller interview by Web of Stories (1996)
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Video 5.
German graphite from The Genius Behind the Bomb (1992)
. Source. Graphite was expensive because it had to be boron-free, since boron absorbs neutrons. But a boron process was the main way to make graphite. This type of pure graphite is known as nuclear graphite.
The lab that made Chicago Pile-1, located in the University of Chicago. Metallurgical in this context basically as in "working with the metals uranium and plutonium".
Given their experience, they also designed the important X-10 Graphite Reactor and the B Reactor which were built in other locations.
Plutonium-based.
Its plutonium was produced at Hanford site.
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Video 6.
Trinity Test Preparations by AtomicHeritage (2016)
. Source. Appears to be a compilation of several videos, presumably each with their own separate LA-UR, though these are not noted. Credited: "Video courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives", TODO how to search that archive online?
Video 7.
Trinity: Getting The Job Done
. Source. Good video, clarifies several interesting technical points:

British nuclear weapons program

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Their website, and in particular the recruitment section, are so creepy.
There's not mention of bombs. No photos of atomic explosions. The words "atomic" and "weapon" do not even show up in the front page!!! The acronym AWE is instead used everywhere as an euphemism.
In the recruitment section we can see a bunch of people smiling: web.archive.org/web/20211007213222/https://www.awe.co.uk/careers/working-at-awe/, suggesting:
We make nukes, and we do it with a smile!
There's even children outreach!!!
Ciro Santilli is not against storing a few nukes to be ready against dictatorships. But don't be such a pussy! Just say what the fuck you are doing more clearly! You are making weapons to kill people and destroy things in order to maintain the Balance of power. If the public can't handle such facts, then shut down the fucking program.

Nuclear weapon delivery

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Knock knock.
Video 8.
Missileers by BBC (2000)
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Documentary about American ICBM crews working on the Francis. E. Warren Air Force Base. Wiki mentions that there are 3 main sites in the USA, and plainshumanities.unl.edu/encyclopedia/doc/egp.ii.042 suggests all/most of them are in the Great Plains area. They operate a Minuteman system, which as of 2021 is the only nuclear ICBM system in the USA.
Good documentary, shows well the day-to-day life of the operator, including outside of the work site.
Video 9.
Logistics support management by USAF
. Source. Shows logistic operations behind the American ICBM system of the time. Reuploaded to showcase the IBM 705 system used to track parts, notably the usage of a punch cards.
Ah, the choice of name, both grim and slightly funny, Dr. Strangelove comes to mind quite strongly.
Ciro Santilli's jaw dropped when he learned about this concept. A Small Talent for War, are you sure?

Salted bomb

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List of nuclear weapons

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plutonium-based.
Its plutonium was produced at Hanford site.
uranium-based, dropped on Hiroshima. The uranium was enriched at the Clinton Engineer Works.

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