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Where would someone get hold of radioctive substances in a martian colony? T.Neo 07:57, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Some people think about building a Martian colony based upon a nuclear power station for energy production. In this case the security concept ought to include the abuse of radioactive substances. But don't get me wrong, I do not advocate this technology. -- Rfc 19:12, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

I have thought of a nuclear reactor for a semi autonomous colony, but the reactor would be encased in tons of regolith and shielding. It would be abandoned in place after it depleted it's fuel. So there would be no easy way of getting hold of any radioactive substance. Trying to have an autonomous colony that refines its own fuel etc. is unrealistic. T.Neo 21:06, 12 October 2008 (UTC)