"A day after the 44th nuclear test explosion in the U.S. rent the still Nevada air, observers cautiously inspected department store mannequins
which were poised disheveled but still haughty on the sand in the homes of Yucca Flat."
"With the renewed interest in nuclear weapons I have been struck by how few people there still are who have seen one explode." Jeremy Bernstein looks back
on the two above-ground tests he witnessed in 1957. "Smoky"
were part of Operation Plumbbob
, a series of 29 tests.
More nuclear waste than the planned repository at Yucca Mountain can hold will pile up at reactor sites as the government continues to approve license extensions for power plants, an environmental research organization claimed in a study to be released today.
If a repository is built by 2010 in the mountain, 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, its 77,000-ton capacity will be filled by existing spent fuel awaiting shipment. That's not counting another 9,900 tons that will have accumulated in the meantime from license extensions, according to the study by the Environmental Working Group.
Atomic blast licence plates
rejected by state
"Any reference on a license plate to weapons of mass destruction is
inappropriate and would likely offend our citizens."
Nevada license tags depict atomic blast
Ugh. Am I the only one sickened
by this? Sometimes I'm glad that I don't live in the USA