Saturday, May 30, 2020

U.S. Nuclear Testing Could Resume In 'Months' If Approved

Entrance to the Nevada National Security Site where it's believed future nuclear tests would be conducted.

Defense Daily: DoE Could be Ready to Go With Minimal Nuke Test in Nevada in ‘Months,’ Pentagon Official Says

It would take only a matter of months for the Department of Energy to perform an underground nuclear-explosive test with minimal diagnostics, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

Previous heads of the agency’s semiautonomous National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have talked “about a very quick test with limited diagnostics, though certainly diagnostics, within months,” said Drew Walter, who is performing the duties of deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear matters. “A fuller test, fully diagnostic, and lots of data, all the bells and whistles, so to speak, might be measured in years. But ultimately, if the President directed because of a technical issue or a geopolitical issue, a system to go test, I think it would happen relatively rapidly.”

Walter also said that he believes the NNSA has a borehole at the Nevada National Security Site that would be suitable for such a rapid test.

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Update: Live Nuclear Testing Could Resume In 'Months' At Nevada Site If Approved (Zero Hedge)

WNU Editor: I doubt such a test will be approved. Definitely not in an election year.


B.Poster said...

I would think an election year would be the optimal time to approve nuclear tests and to carry them out. It establishes that the people who push for it are serious about our national security and those who oppose it aren't.

Jac said...

I really wish to know what is the reason for that. The subject must be big because we have all what we need for a simulation.