Before he can sell it to a foreign power, the IMF force must trick a treasonous scientist into revealing the whereabouts of a cache of nuclear material by convincing him he is now living 28 years after nuclear war has devastated the country. Written by
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There are several isotopes of weapons-grade plutonium. The most commonly used variety, Pu-239 (mentioned by Collins), has a half-life of 24,000 years; others have half-lives as short as fourteen years. Based on 1970s nuclear technology, Collins' 50 kilograms is enough to make seven or eight Hiroshima-sized bombs, but could pose a lethal risk to anyone handling it. See more
At the mission briefing, Casey refers to the ether compound as "(C2 H1) 20" while the bottle is clearly marked "(C2 H5) 20" See more