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[cdn-nucl-l] Los Alamos now in Russia?
Sounds like we have a very reliable source of info (IEER) here.
----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Gordon McLean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 12:32 AM
Subject: [cdn-nucl-l] This can't be good...
> Found at http://in.news.yahoo.com/010221/20/kpxi.html. It's no wonder the
> public confuses nuclear energy with nuclear weapons when the people
> reporting experiments in giant nuclear explosives are from the 'Institute
> for Energy and Environmenal Research'...
> Wednesday February 21, 3:00 PM
> US, Russia jointly building fusion bomb
> Washington, Feb 21 (PTI) The US and Russia are jointly working on building
> a pure fusion bomb hundred times more powerful than hydrogen bombs.
> Experiments are being jointly conducted at American Sandia National
> Laboratory in New Mexico and Russian Los Alamos National Laboratory,
> Hisham Zerriffi, Project Scientist at Institute for Energy and
> Environmental Research (IEER) and Arjun Makhijani, President of IEER,
> "Hydrogen bomb is set off by a fission trigger whereas for a pure fusion
> bomb, there is no such trigger and no minimum critical mass is needed.
> Pure fusion weapons could be made with very low yields and would not
> produce fallout, blurring distinction between conventional and nuclear
> explosives. Yet lethality of such weapons would still be great," the two
> scientists said.
> "Though the scientific feasibility of pure fusion weapons has yet to be
> proven, research on pure fusion explosions sends a dangerous signal about
> the intent of nuclear weapon powers," they said.
> Referring to India, they said, "India's refusal to sign CTBT was, in part,
> a reaction to this type of research by nuclear weapon states. In turn, its
> decision to conduct underground nuclear tests was partly related to its
> conclusion that CTBT had changed from a non-discriminatory instrument
> designed to promote both non-proliferation and disarmament into a tool for
> non-proliferation alone. Furthermore, some fusion research appears to
> violate CTBT." PTI TVP KM SNS JW PTI NNNN
> ZCZC .WASH
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