Pentagon to detonate 700 tons of explosives

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.

I just hope the Pentagon is prepared to fend off those crazy Oregon highway engineers from that mother lode!

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2 Responses to “Pentagon to detonate 700 tons of explosives”

  1. Michael Paine Says:

    Lets go see it! 🙂

  2. Administrator Says:

    Apparently, the test has been put on hold pending the outcome of a lawsuit. Here’s a pointer to article on CNN.