Nightly News   |  November 15, 2013

Fuel from old atomic bombs creates electricity in US

Upwards of 10 percent of all the electricity in the U.S. comes from nuclear reactor fuel salvaged from old Russian atomic bombs. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and did you know upwards of 10% of all the electricity in this country comes from nuclear reactor fuel that's been salvaged from old russian atomic bombs ? over the last 20 years, 20,000 russian warheads have been dismantled. the last shipment is on the way to the u.s. this little known program was called mega tons to mega watts. it's helped control utility misses in this country.