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December 23, 2006

Nuclear warhead nearly detonated in Texas in 2005

Here's a rather chilling story. Evidently workers dismantling a nuclear warhead in Texas last year nearly detonated it. UPI reports on an Austin American-Statesman article that a government watch organization, The Project on Government Oversight, was told that the warhead nearly exploded because an unsafe amount of pressure was applied while it was being disassembled,

The workers at the plant wrote an anonymous letter warning that the long hours they were required to work were causing dangerous conditions. The plant operators, at Pantex, near Austin, were being required to work 72 hours each week.

"A spokesperson for the Energy Department declined to respond to safety complaints in the letter."

January 4th and adult supervision can not come soon enough.



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Posted by Lynn Allen on December 23, 2006 at 08:04 AM | Permalink

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