This story appeared on the wire services yesterday to little or no national fanfare, but should be of grave concern to those of us living in the direct downwind path of this poisonous cloud of particulate matter.
Just another wonderful gift bestowed upon us by our benevolent government for the safety and well being of Murica. Another valuable tool in the Warn Terror.
The US military plans to detonate a 700 tonne explosive charge in a test called "Divine Strake" that will send a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, a senior defense official said.
"I don't want to sound glib here but it is the first time in Nevada that you'll see a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas since we stopped testing nuclear weapons," said James Tegnelia, head of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Tegnelia said the test was part of a US effort to develop weapons capable of destroying deeply buried bunkers housing nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.
By the way, I've never heard of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, but it certainly sounds Orwellian to me.
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Everybody can go back to sleep now.