Absolutely Fascinating Question

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I'm on the "Stop the War Machine" email discussion list (where I ran across Annie), and I've been paying more attention to it of late.  This is the kind of question I used to ask and used to get me in all kinds of trouble for asking:

From: CharlieABQ

I was reading through the Albuquerque Journal today back in Section C when I ran across an article headlined "Sandia Cutting Security Guards."  

By the third paragraph I discovered why.  "A small Sandia nuclear reactor was shipped to the National Nuclear Security Administration's Nevada Test Site, according to Sandia spokeswoman Stephanie Holinka, allowing reduced security at Sandia."  The article goes on for four more paragraphs about the jobs.

I started wondering how you would move a nuclear reactor.  I seem to remember our getting a reactor from Russia at one point by a cargo plane.  Was that how the Sandia reactor was taken out?  Or could it be taken out by truck?  How much weight are we talking about here?  I'm thinking that they would have to transfer to surface vehicles eventually even if they used a plane.  

They either flew it out over the City or hauled it to Nevada on the highway.  Or they've perfected teleportation.

Does anybody on this list have any ideas about how this might have been done?  It certainly would be a more interesting topic than the guard employment situation at Sandia.

Anyway, one less around here . . .

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