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Ufomammut Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 09:23 AM
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28. Received this from Mark Crispin Miller
Bush/Cheney testing nukes

... and doing it quietly!

Shouldn't we be making noise about this?



Seems as though the Bush administration has been doing a little "quiet" nuclear testing in poor old Nevada...this email came from a member of the local native coverage anyone?

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-----Original Message-----
From: < >
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:53 PM
Subject: Nuclear weapons test tomorrow at Nevada Test

Krakatau Subcritical Experiment Scheduled

For Immediate Release February 21, 2006
National Nuclear Security Administration .

Krakatau, a joint United States/United Kingdom (US/UK)
subcritical experiment, will be conducted on February 23,
2006, at the Nevada Test Site. The experiment will be
conducted in the U1a complex. The Atomic Weapons
Establishment of the United Kingdom and Los Alamos National
Laboratory are conducting the experiment to gather
scientific data that provides crucial information to
maintain the safety and reliability of each nation's nuclear
weapons without having to conduct underground nuclear tests.

There have been 21 subcritical experiments to date since
they began in 1997. The last subcritical experiment,
Armando, was conducted on May 25, 2004. The last joint
US/UK subcritical experiment was Vito, conducted on February
14, 2002. Krakatau is a follow-on to the Vito experiment.

Subcritical experiments examine the behavior of plutonium as
it is strongly shocked by forces produced by chemical high
explosives. Subcritical experiments produce essential
scientific data and technical information used to help
maintain the safety and reliability of the nuclear weapons
stockpile. The experiments are subcritical; that is, no
critical mass is formed and no self-sustaining nuclear chain

reaction can occur; thus, there is no nuclear explosion.

The Nevada Test Site's U1a Complex is located 85 miles
northwest of Las Vegas. The U1a Complex is designed to
contain these experiments in a safe and secure environment
in an underground laboratory of horizontal tunnels with
small excavated experimental alcoves mined at the base of a
vertical shaft, approximately 960 feet beneath the surface.

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