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Re: Too Damn Close:North Carolina Nuclear Bomb "Could Have Detonated"
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 02:40:53 AM »
Broken Arrow's are way more common than most people realize. It's not a comforting thought, when the USA has an estimated 27 nukes that are under the category "We haven't got a clue where they are" and Russia has anywhere up to 200 warheads in the same category. The Russians even have a charmingly deep, circular and highly radioactive lake as a souvenir from one of theirs.

Interesting reading to follow up: http://www.history.com/news/9-tales-of-broken-arrows-thermonuclear-near-misses-throughout-history

It does make you wonder sometimes how we've managed to be as lucky as we have thus far.
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Re: Too Damn Close:North Carolina Nuclear Bomb "Could Have Detonated"
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 03:07:50 AM »
Broken Arrow's are way more common than most people realize. It's not a comforting thought, when the USA has an estimated 27 nukes that are under the category "We haven't got a clue where they are" and Russia has anywhere up to 200 warheads in the same category. The Russians even have a charmingly deep, circular and highly radioactive lake as a souvenir from one of theirs.

Interesting reading to follow up: http://www.history.com/news/9-tales-of-broken-arrows-thermonuclear-near-misses-throughout-history

It does make you wonder sometimes how we've managed to be as lucky as we have thus far.

Lake Karachay was the favorite dumping ground of the Russians. I think after a couple close calls(Palamores,Goldsboro,and Thule) the failsafe arming fuze worked as designed.The 1980 Damascus, Arkansas incident involving the Titan II missile was interesting but again no radioactive spill.
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