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Nuclear Bunker-Buster Could Cause 1,000,000 Deaths

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"Nuclear Bunker-Buster Could Cause 1,000,000 Deaths"

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A congressionally mandated report authored by the independent, nonprofit National Research Council found that a nuclear weapon designed to reliably destroy underground bunkers could kill one million people. The Bush administration proposed an $8 million dollar program to study the technical feasibility of designing such a weapon in its budget for FY 2006. This is a major setback for proponents of the research, since they had argued that the weapon would be “usable” in combat because it would not cause massive civilian casualties.

- Andy Grotto

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