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  Nuclear testing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A nuclear test explosion is an experiment involving the detonation of a nuclear weapon.
Nuclear weapons tests are generally classified as being either "atmospheric" (in or above the atmosphere), "underground," or "underwater." Of these, underground testing contained in deep shafts poses the least health risk in terms of fallout.
From the first nuclear test in 1945 until the latest tests by Pakistan in 1998, there was never a period of more than 22 months with no nuclear testing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nuclear_test   (1194 words)

 List of nuclear tests - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The following is a list of nuclear test series designations, organized first by country and then by date.
An American atmospheric nuclear test during Operation Tumbler in 1952.
The United States has conducted numerous nuclear tests throughout the nation including the Nevada Test Site, the Marshall Islands, Alaska, and even Farmington, New Mexico.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_nuclear_tests   (227 words)

 India and Pakistan Nuclear Tests
Nuclear restraint and balance in South Asia will be made possible if this is accompanied by credible effective measures for greater balance and symmetry in conventional arms capabilities in the region.
They condemn all nuclear testing and consider such acts to be contrary to the international consensus which bans the testing of nuclear weapons and other explosive devices.
The testing of nuclear weapons by India and Pakistan is totally irreconcilable with claims by both countries that they are committed to nuclear disarmament.
www.acronym.org.uk /spstat.htm   (4022 words)

 Nuclear Files: Timeline of the Nuclear Age: Top Five List of Nuclear Secrets Revealed in 2001
The experiment was designed to test the performance of military hardware and soldiers in the event of a nuclear war.
The bones were collected from hospitals throughout the UK to allow scientists to establish what effect the fallout from nuclear tests being carried out around the world was having on health.
Doctors feared that the radioactive fallout from nuclear tests was contaminating milk and could be building up to dangerous levels in children's bones.
www.nuclearfiles.org /menu/timeline/2000/2001_top-five-secrets.htm   (1826 words)

 India and Pakistan swap list of nuclear facilities.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The agreement between the nuclear rivals was signed on December 31, 1988, and came into force on January 27, 1991.
India conducted nuclear tests in May 1998 and Pakistan in a tit-for-tat response detonated its own devices a few days later.
A draft agreement on advance warning of ballistic missile tests was one of the key topics of the talks between top foreign ministry officials.
nuclearno.com /textml.asp?9576   (352 words)

 JRL 2-8-02 - Russia, Soviet Nuclear Tests, DNA
Aboveground nuclear tests conducted by the Soviet Union from the 1940s until the early 1960s appear to have altered the DNA of people who were living near the test site and exposed to fallout, new research indicates.
Residents of the region near the Soviet test site were, over the years, exposed to radiation from fallout that was several times greater than the average exposure of survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, said Robert Ullrich, a professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and an expert in radiation-induced cancer.
To see whether radiation from the Soviet tests had left a measurable mark on the DNA of local residents, geneticist Yuri Dubrova of the University of Leicester in England and colleagues collected blood samples from 40 families living in the Beskaragai region near the test site, which was exposed to particularly high levels of fallout.
www.cdi.org /russia/johnson/6065-10.cfm   (891 words)

 News list (auto) (eng)
Minatom is to continue subcritical nuclear testing this autumn at Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic.
Nuclear test range in Arctic to be used intensively
Russia performed a subcritical nuclear bomb test, drafted a law on the START-II treaty and received high-ranking American officials to negotiate it, launched a Topol-M missile, increased the military budget, argued with NATO in Brussels - all on Wednesday, December 9.
www.bellona.no /en/international/russia/nuke-weapons/nuke-test/20920.html   (648 words)

 IGPP Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center | News/Special Events | Nuclear Tests | Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The second Pakistan test was obscured by aftershocks from the Ms 6.9 earthquake which occured about 30 minutes before the second test.
KNET was operational for all 4 events: the Indian nuclear test, the first Pakistani test, the Afghanistan earthquake, and the predicted arrivals for the second Pakistani test.
Lists of seismic events and event parameters are maintained by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Prototype International Data Centre and the USGS National Earthquake Information Center.
eqinfo.ucsd.edu /special_events/nuclear_tests/pakistan   (705 words)

 India and Pakistan exchange list of nuclear facilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan have swapped lists of their nuclear installations for a 13th straight year in line with an agreement to hand over such information annually, a statement said.
The countries are required to give each other the latest information about their nuclear facilities at the start of the new year under the accord signed in 1988 and ratified in 1991.
The list exchanged by the two countries covers nuclear power plants as well as research installations.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040102054116.c53u23z7.html   (351 words)

 Book Encyclopedia - Web Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Frigate Bird - on May 6, 1962, a UGM-27 Polaris A-1 missile with a live 600 kt W47 warhead was launched from the USS Ethan Allen (SSBN-608), it flew 1900 km, re-entered the atmosphere, and detonated at an altitude of 3.4 km over the South Pacific; part of Operation Dominic I.
Early concern about possible ignition of the atmosphere with a nuclear explosion
Oklahoma Geological Survey Nuclear Explosion Catalog ( http://www.okgeosurvey1.gov/level2/nuke.cat.index.html) lists 2,199 explosions by date, country, location, yield etc.
www.bookencyclopedia.com /index.php?title=Nuclear_testing   (1175 words)

 Nuclear Testing - Johnson's Russia List 7-1-02
Moscow, 30 June: Russia cannot lose the testing grounds on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago [off Russia's arctic coast], Atomic Energy Minister Aleksandr Rumyantsev replied to ITAR-TASS when commenting on the results of his trip to the testing grounds together with the defence minister [Sergey Ivanov].
There are people among the personnel who took part in nuclear tests, mostly on the testing grounds in Semipalatinsk.
The testing grounds have not been lost, but they may be, for social reasons," Rumyantsev said.
www.cdi.org /russia/johnson/6332-14.cfm   (269 words)

 Statements by India
The 3 tests conducted on 11 May, 1998 were with a fission device with a yield of about 12 kT, a thermonuclear device with a yield of about 43 kT and a sub-kilo tonne device.
It may be noted that the yield of the thermonuclear device tested on 11 May was designed to meet stringent criteria like containment of the explosion and least possible damage to building and structures in neighbouring villages.
Nuclear weapons do, and the refusal of the nuclear-weapon States to consider the elimination of nuclear weapons in a multilateral and time-bound framework, despite the end of the Cold War, continues to be the biggest single threat to international peace and security.
www.acronym.org.uk /spind.htm   (3360 words)

 Global Beat: South Asian Nuclear Crisis
The nuclear tests by India demonstrate the flawed assumptions and utter futility of the centerpiece of the Clinton Administration's pre-eminent foreign policy -- the notion that arms control can be usefully address the dangers posed by proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The triple test at Pokhran ends three years of nuclear debate, self-denial and fence-sitting, according to this editorial which argues the testing is part of the Indian Peaceful Nuclear Explosion plan and that it is likely to jump-start India's dormant, frozen spirit.
India's nuclear tests are a threat to the peace and stability of South Asia.
www.nyu.edu /globalbeat/pubs/india.html   (1036 words)

The tests are part of the so-called plan for a $30 billion "science based stockpile stewardship program" designed by rusty cold warriors to "keep the design team together," as they work on new nuclear weapons for space and earth penetrators.
Thus while negotiations continue in Geneva on the CTB for Clinton's announced goal of a "zero-yield" CTB, nuclear testing, on megacomputers, is going forward at Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs making a mockery of the original intention of the CTB to end the development of new weapons.
The "sub-critical tests," scheduled to begin on June 18th, in which the Dr. Strangeloves plan to detonate high explosives in proximity to plutonium at the Nevada test site, without quite setting off a critical chain reaction, will cost $20 million dollars each.
www.lightparty.com /Economic/Subcritical.html   (337 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mail me directly regarding whether the list should have restricted submissions, and send comments on the purpose of the list to the list address if you want to further that discussion.
About restricting the list to subscribers and having a "reject list", well, I don't think that restrict and isolate the list will do any good to the list (that is not including commercial stuff) -- anyway, its against the TQM way.
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deming.eng.clemson.edu /lists/tqm.list/digest.950716   (3039 words)

 Alien Soup - India tests nuclear-capable missile
It was the second test of the upgraded version of the original Agni, a two-stage all-solid motor missile with a range of about 1,250 miles.
THE FIRST test was held in April 1999, prompting tests within days by Pakistan of its medium-range Ghauri II missile.
India carried out nuclear tests in 1998 and declared itself a nuclear weapons state.
forums.aliensoup.com /showthread.php?t=2940   (299 words)

 The Nuclear Weapon Archive - A Guide to Nuclear Weapons
Comprehensive List of All Nuclear Explosions by Jim Lawson [8/1996]
Nuclear Data Table Index For up-to-date data on nuclear forces for all powers (and more), this is the place to go!
NRDC table of global nuclear stockpiles from the dawn of the Atomic Age to the present
nuclearweaponarchive.org   (1120 words)

 Gallery of U.S. Nuclear Tests
During this period, nuclear tests were conducted in groups known as "operations" or "test series", each series was a distinct operation that was organized and carried out independently of other operations.
The first test of a nuclear weapon was in the atmosphere on July 16, 1945, in a remote part of New Mexico on what was then the Alamogordo Bombing Range, and is now the White Sands Missile Range.
Some tests were conducted on the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR); in central and northwestern Nevada; in Colorado, New Mexico, and Mississippi; and on Amchitka, one of the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska.
nuclearweaponarchive.org /Usa/Tests   (1826 words)

 NEA/NSC : List of Nuclear Science Projects
The WPMA was merged with the WPEC in 1999.
A first information exchange meeting on Nuclear Production of Hydrogen was held in October 2000, followed by a second meeting in October 2003.
A workshop on this topics was held at the OECD Headquarter in 6-8 November 2002.
www.nea.fr /html/science/projects/allprojects.html   (671 words)

 U.S. Nuclear Accidents
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a warning to the operators of 34 nuclear reactors around the country that the instruments used to measure levels of water in the reactor could give false readings during routine shutdowns and fail to detect important leaks.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission initially reported that no radioactive material was released, but later changed their report to say that there was a leak, but not of a sufficient amount to threaten public safety.
An underground nuclear test in Nevada resulted in a cloud of radioactive steam to be thrust 8,000 feet in the air over Wyoming.
www.lutins.org /nukes.html   (5866 words)

 Nuclear Issues in India and Pakistan: Selected Internet Resources
Indian and Pakistani Nuclear Tests and the Test Ban Treaty, which includes facts and figures about both countries' weapons arsenals, U.S. congressional statements, and U.S. editorials about the tests.
Investigating the Allegations of Indian Nuclear Test Preparations in the Rajasthan Desert by Vipin Gupta (Sandia Labs) and Frank Pabian (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) (1996).
The Nuclear Control Institute, based in Washington, DC, is an independent research and advocacy center specializing in problems of nuclear proliferation.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /SSEAL/SouthAsia/nuclear.html   (1028 words)

 National Archives of Australia - Fact Sheet 129 - British nuclear tests at Maralinga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Between 1952 and 1963 the British government, with the agreement and support of Australia, carried out nuclear tests at three sites in Australia – the Monte Bello Islands off the coast of Western Australian and at Emu Field and Maralinga in South Australia.
An official history of the tests (JL Symonds, A History of British Atomic Tests in Australia, AGPS, Canberra) was published by the Department of Resources and Energy in 1985.
The Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia during the 1950s and 1960s ( CA 3993) gave considerable attention to the tests conducted in the Maralinga area.
www.naa.gov.au /Publications/fact_sheets/FS129.html   (524 words)

 India And Pakistan Swap List Of Nuclear Facilities
Nuclear rivals Pakistan and India exchanged lists of their nuclear facilities Saturday in line with a bilateral agreement to hand over such information annually on New Year's day, the foreign ministry said.
The two countries swapped the information under an agreement signed in 1999 on prohibition of attacks on each other's nuclear installations, foreign office spokesman Masood Khan said.
As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.
www.spacedaily.com /news/nuclear-india-pakistan-05a.html   (613 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This project was completed in August 1998 and resulted in the book Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940 edited by Stephen I. Schwartz.
History of the Custody and Deployment of Nuclear Weapons, July 1945 Through September 1977, Prepared by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy), February 1978, p.
Number of nuclear weapons tests in Alaska [ 1, 2, and 3 ], Colorado [ 1 and 2 ], Mississippi and New Mexico [ 1, 2 and 3 ]: 10
www.brook.edu /FP/PROJECTS/NUCWCOST/50.HTM   (1527 words)

 CNS - China's Nuclear Tests
Test used to confirm the design principles of a two-stage device
China's first nuclear explosion, named "Device 596," representing the year and month in which the Soviets refused to provide China with a prototype device (June 1959)
32; "Nuclear Notebook," The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 1993, pp.
cns.miis.edu /research/china/coxrep/testlist.htm   (377 words)

 The Bomb Project - Nuclear Accidents / Tests / War
The Bomb Project - Nuclear Accidents / Tests / War
Partial List of Nuclear Accidents (Proposition 1 Committee)
It makes accessible the declassified files and graphic documentation produced by the nuclear industry itself, providing a context for comparative study, analysis and creativity.
www.firstpulseprojects.net /bombproject/nuclear2.html   (204 words)

 Stop Nuclear Tests! How to Sign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Don't forget to write the country or region where you live in, because the list will be classified according to it.
Dear Madames, Sirs, We strongly disapprove of the French Government's decision to restart nuclear tests.
We are gathering names of people who think that the French Government should stop nuclear tests.
www.theo-phys.uni-essen.de /tp/w/stef/95/sonst/no-nukes/how_to_sign.html   (374 words)

 New Nuclear Tests
The Clinton administration said the so-called subcritical experiments, involving no explosions, were needed to assess how age would affect the materials in the U.S. nuclear arsenal and predict weapons performance without actual tests.
Critics of the testing program are worried that Russia and China might use the U.S. example to justify their own underground testing, which would be difficult for outsiders to verify for compliance with the international test ban.
Anti-nuclear activists tried to get a U.S. court to stop the experiments, and 44 House lawmakers urged the government not to go ahead with them saying they violated the spirit, if not the letter, of the international pact signed last year.
www.ufomind.com /area51/list/1997/jul/a03-002.shtml   (437 words)

 Documents Relating to Nuclear Proliferation
Jonathan S. Landay, "What Nuclear Tests Mean for China and the Rest of Asia," Christian Science Monitor, May 15, 1998
Democracy and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia," Co-sponsored by the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict and the Stanford-Harvard Preventive Defense Project, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, January 16, 1999
General John M. Shalikashvili (USA, ret.), Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, Letter to the President and Report on the Findings and Recommendations Concerning the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Washington, DC, January 4, 2001
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/prolif.htm   (2095 words)

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