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  List of nuclear weapons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note: US nuclear weapons of all types (bombs, warheads, shells, and others) are numbered in the same sequence starting with the Mark 1 and (as of March 2006) ending with the W-91 missile warhead (which was cancelled prior to introduction into service).
France is said to have an arsenal of 350 nuclear weapons stockpiled as of 2002.
All constructed weapons were verified by IAEA and other international observers to have been dismantled, along with the complete weapons program, and their highly enriched Uranium was reprocessed back into low enriched form unsuitable for weapons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_nuclear_weapons   (1317 words)

 Nuclear weapon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The detonation of a nuclear weapon is accompanied by a blast of neutron radiation.
Nuclear weapons were symbols of military and national power, and nuclear testing was often used both to test new designs as well as to send political messages.
Nuclear weapons have been at the heart of many national and international political disputes, and have played a major part in popular culture since their dramatic public debut in the 1940s, and have usually symbolized the ultimate ability of mankind to utilize the strength of nature for destruction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nuclear_weapon   (2604 words)

 The oops list | thebulletin.org
The nuclear weapon mounted on the aircraft's centerline pylon was scorched and blistered before the flames were extinguished by the flight-line fire department.
A 1989 Greenpeace publication lists a total of 383 nuclear weapons involved in navy incidents between 1965 and 1977, and a 1985 General Accounting Office study noted that the navy had reported 233 incidents involving nuclear weapons between 1965 and 1983.
As long as nuclear weapons are in the custody of the armed services, handling accidents seem inevitable, although the likelihood of the most violent incidents of the past has been reduced.
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 UNODC - Nuclear and Radiological Weapons: What's What?
Nuclear weapon: most powerful weapons available, based on nuclear fission, fusion or a combination thereof.
3-8 kilograms are said to be required for nuclear explosive device though the "significant quantities standard" should, according to some experts, be lowered to as little as 1 kilogram of plutonium (however, such a bomb would require supercompression techniques beyond the reach of most states).
Creates nuclear explosion; 6-25 kilo-grams are said to be minimally required for making a nuclear bomb (though some experts say the significant quantities standard should be lowered to as little as three kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU).
www.unodc.org /unodc/terrorism_weapons_mass_destruction_page006.html   (1071 words)

 Where they were | thebulletin.org
We estimate that roughly half of the 150 nuclear weapons currently deployed in Europe are allocated to six NATO countries: Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
The political history of the deployment of nuclear weapons is even less well known than their military history and it remains an important but virtually unwritten chapter of the Cold War.
Nuclear weapons and deployments now play a relatively marginal part in U.S. military strategy, but the great secrecy associated with deployments, even when they have long been overtaken by events, shows that nuclear weapons remain highly sensitive in international politics.
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The nuclear weapon was completely destroyed in the detonation which occurred approximately 4.5 miles south of the Kirtland control tower and 0.3 miles west of the Sandia Base reservation, creating a blast crater approximately 25 feet in diameter and 12 feet deep.
A B-47 bomber with one nuclear weapon in strike configuration was making a simulated takeoff during an exercise when the left rear wheel casting failed, causing the tail to strike the runway and rupturing the fuel tank.
The nuclear weapons were being transported in a tactical ferry configuration, meaning that no mechanical or electrical connections had been made from the bombs to the aircraft.
www.cdi.org /Issues/NukeAccidents/accidents.htm   (7185 words)

 MILNET: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Accidents - Mirror
In the case of an accident involving nuclear weapons, their presence may or may not be divulged at the time depending upon the possibility of public hazard or alarm.
The aircraft was carrying one weapon in ferry configuration in the bomb bay and one nculear capsule in carrying case in the crew compartment.
Portions of the five nuclear weapons on board burned; contamination was limited to the immediate area of the crash and was subsequently removed.
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 DOE Listing of Nuclear Facilities
Reconstructing the operational history of the nuclear weapons system over a sixty-year period is a complex and sometimes imprecise undertaking.
Some list entries are based on records that contain the names and addresses of companies and facilities at the time work was performed for the Department and its predecessor federal agencies.
The listing of Department of Energy facilities is only intended for the context of implementing this Act and does not create or imply any new Departmental obligations or ownership at any of the facilities named on this list.
www.fas.org /sgp/othergov/doe/faclist.html   (1474 words)

 U.S. Nuclear Weapons
All U.S. nuclear weapons (missile warheads, free-fall bombs, artillery shells, etc.) are numbered in a single, consecutive series.
When designating nuclear weapons, a variety of prefixes and suffixes are used with the numbers.
For each weapon, the developing laboratory (LANL = Los Alamos National Laboratory, LLNL = Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), the approximate yield(s) and the delivery platforms (carrier aircraft for bombs, missiles for warheads) are listed.
www.designation-systems.net /usmilav/nuke.html   (937 words)

 The Nuclear Weapon Archive - A Guide to Nuclear Weapons
Greg and I are actively collaborating to provide the broadest variety of nuclear weapon information, in the most convenient form that we can.
NRDC table of global nuclear stockpiles from the dawn of the Atomic Age to the present
Nuclear Data Center of the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI).
nuclearweaponarchive.org   (1119 words)

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The City's purchase orders are reviewed by a Commissioner or volunteer and compared to a list of the top 100 nuclear weapons contractors in the world.
If an alternative source for the product or service is located, the Commission directs the City Manager to notify the nuclear weapons contractor and advise it of the City's NWFZ ordinance and the Commission's findings of non-compliance.
The corporations have been duly advised of this designation in accordance with the provisions of Arcata's Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Act (Ordinance #1124), and will now be subject to the conditions set forth in that ordinance.
www.arcatacityhall.org /nukefree/blacklist.html   (327 words)

 Workshop on Moving Toward the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons: List of Papers
The Paths to Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, by Francesco Calogero (Italy) [paper presented at the XIII Amaldi Conference, Rome, Italy, 30 November-2 December 2000]
"The future of nuclear weapons in world affairs", by Sir Michael Quinlan, The Washington Quarterly, 20 :3, pp.
Taiwan and the case against nuclear weapons, by Steven E. Miller, presented at the Workshop on Security in the Taiwan Straits, New York, November 24, 1997
www.pugwash.org /reports/nw/nw13a.htm   (391 words)

 50 Facts About U.S. Nuclear Weapons
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   (1512 words)

 U.S. Nuclear Weapons Research, Development, Testing, and Production, and Naval Nuclear Propulsion Facilities
Site selected for nuclear weapons work in 1950; extensive renovations completed in 1952 and first assembly (of Mk-6 bombs) occurred in May 1952.
As of September 1994, there were 66.1 metric tons of plutonium-239 in currently deployed weapons, weapons destined for disassembly at Pantex and those presently stored at Pantex.
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act Amendment of 1987 designated Yucca Mountain as the sole site to be studied as a potential underground repository for high-level radioactive waste.
www.brook.edu /fp/projects/nucwcost/sites.htm   (6240 words)

 Nuclear weapon research on the Internet
This page is designed to facilitate nuclear weapons research on the Internet.
Russia’s Nuclear and Missile Complex: The Human Factor in Proliferation
Critical Military Technologies List, major downloadable nuclear weapons publications from the Department of Defense
www.nukefix.org /link.html   (714 words)

 Traveler's Guide To Nuclear Weapons - Download Documents
The Department of Energy, its associated laboratories, and other government agencies continue to be a good source of free electronic documents on the nuclear weapons complex and its history.
Nuclear Weapons Technology - Section 5, 1.0 MB
Nuclear Weapons Effects Technology - Section 6, 251 KB
www.atomictraveler.com /DownloadDocuments.htm   (283 words)

 Traveler's Guide To Nuclear Weapons - Big List of DOE Sites
On January 10, 2000, the Department of Energy released to the public the following long list of sites that were related to the production of nuclear weapons or reactors.
The release of this list satisfied the requirements of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act of 2000.
Privately-owned facilities and plants where atomic weapons employees processed, produced, or handled materials for nuclear weapons (coded as “
www.atomictraveler.com /BigListofDOESites.htm   (587 words)

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