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Old 04-28-2017, 02:50 PM
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9.8 megaton warhead.

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Somewhere near Savannah, Georgia, an atomic bomb was dropped and lost.

Travis AFB near Sacramento was the place were a B-29 with an atomic bomb crashed, spilling the bomb contents.

There are more. Spain, Thule, Fort Dix NJ, etc.
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I wouldn't put a whole lot of faith in a newscast from "Democracy Now!"

Worst case would have been a massive radiation leak, but not a chain reaction.

The Russians put nuclear warheads on torpedoes and sea mines. Who knows how many of those are missing. The U.S. built nuclear artillery shells.
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Then there's the un-accounted for suitcase nukes; and NK, Iran etc developing their own nukes and who knows what can prevent them constructing one, piece by piece in their enemy countries.

Only a matter of time...what the #### was that?

Without mentioning precise locations ... Scotland, Indian Ocean, etc.

And yet another Russian boomer commander going mental.

And then there's Trump...does he know his ass from his elbow yet?

Cat and mouse hunter killers in the ocean just off our coast? Perhaps another Kursk?

Not withstanding the huge loss of life and destruction, the 'fallout' could trigger massive paranoia and a nuclear war...all started from shot in foot.

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It was last week's episode of American Experience on PBS. The odds of a nuclear explosion were low, but not zero.

They listed a lot of the other accidents too.

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Gettin blown away by a nuke is about as worrisome as succumbing to cancer. Live life until you don't.
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Worst case would have been a massive radiation leak, but not a chain reaction.
Engineers feared a chain reaction as they were unsure how the circuitry in the warhead would react to intense fire temperatures.
If there was a chain, future President Bill Clinton would have killed or seriously injured being about 40 miles away from the 10 MT blast.
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