On June 2, 2006, the U.S. Pentagon plans to detonate 700 tons of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, which would make it the largest open-air, non-nuclear blast ever seen at the Nevada Test Site. The goal of the test is to aid in designing weapons that can reach weapons of mass destructions buried deep under solid rock.
- Nevada weapons test plan blasted – CNN.com
- Nevada Site Office – U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation
- Nevada Test Site – Wikipedia
I just hope the Pentagon is prepared to fend off those crazy Oregon highway engineers from that mother lode!