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US to test 700-tonne explosive
Mar 30 11:26 AM US/Eastern

The US military plans to detonate a 700 tonne explosive charge in a test called "Divine Strake" that will send a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, a senior defense official said.

"I don't want to sound glib here but it is the first time in Nevada that you'll see a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas since we stopped testing nuclear weapons," said James Tegnelia, head of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.


Tegnelia said the test was part of a US effort to develop weapons capable of destroying deeply buried bunkers housing nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.

"We have several very large penetrators we're developing," he told defense reporters.

"We also have -- are you ready for this - a 700-tonne explosively formed charge that we're going to be putting in a tunnel in Nevada," he said.

"And that represents to us the largest single explosive that we could imagine doing conventionally to solve that problem," he said.

The aim is to measure the effect of the blast on hard granite structures, he said.

"If you want to model these weapons, you want to know from a modeling point of view what is the ideal best condition you could ever set up in a conventional weapon -- what's the best you can do.

"And this gets at the best point you could get on a curve. So it allows us to predict how effective these kinds of weapons ... would be," he said.

He said the Russians have been notified of the test, which is scheduled for the first week of June at the Nevada test range.

"We're also making sure that Las Vegas understands," Tegnelia said.
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Will it be a psilocybin mushroom cloud?

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I think he was suggesting you could use the residual uranium and other heavy metals after the explosion to produce MB parts thereby defraying your costs. Just a stab in the dark though.

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hahahaha.



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I think he was suggesting you could use the residual uranium and other heavy metals after the explosion to produce MB parts thereby defraying your costs. Just a stab in the dark though.
I'm allergic to plutonium, just so you know.

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Will it be a psilocybin mushroom cloud?
Those are found regularly here in Oregon.[8D]
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Right...

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I would still buy parts from you Germanstar. I got heat in my cabin again you must have sold me a high grade unit. I can't wait for my gonades to grow to impressive dimenssions[:p] or maybe my hair will fall out before that? oh hell who cares at least I don't have to rely on the seat heater to warm me up through my butt as the only means of heating, thank you GS.

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I would still buy parts from you Germanstar. I got heat in my cabin again you must have sold me a high grade unit. I can't wait for my gonades to grow to impressive dimenssions[:p] or maybe my hair will fall out before that? oh hell who cares at least I don't have to rely on the seat heater to warm me up through my butt as the only means of heating, thank you GS.
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I am on the phone trying to book Vegas for July.
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