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America just dismantled our most powerful nuclear bomb. Are other countries doing the same?(Russia)?
the bomb was made like 50 years ago. I'm positive that we have new technology that outpowers any nuclear bomb, but why are we dismantling our nuclear weapons.
They cost millions of dollars to build in the first place. I am sure they cost millions of dollars to dissassemble. Plus, there is no good place to put all of that nuclear waste.
If America is doing it, are all of the other countries that have nuclear weapons also getting rid of them?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Nuclear weapons are so poweful that they can never be used.
there is no possible way to have a nuclear war without ending civilation as we know it
a very very rough estimate of nuclear totals if changed into ordinary TNT and loaded in train cars. based on 5,000 megatons equivelent, US and Russia each have more.
a train with its Locomotive in New York and caboose in Seattle WA ( 3,000 miles) and
TWO HUNDRED such trains side by side ( about 15 miles apart) from Canada to mexico
to clean the waste from making the three WW II bombs and those since will cost at least tens of billions$ maybe moreSource(s): Tested the damn things in the late 1960s, seen the holes, felt the gorund shake and saw mountian sides peel off like breaking surf at the beach
- USAFisnumber1Lv 710 years ago
Nothing wrong with dismantling something that we are sure does not work.
Think about it. We have not tested a bomb in decades. Part of the bombs is a tritium trigger. That has a half life of about 12 years. So after 50 years, the tritium has decayed four times. (12 years, half is gone, 12 more years and 75% is gone, 12 more years and 87% is gone, 12 more years and 93% is gone. And with that much decay of the trigger, the bomb will not go off.
We know that, the Russians know that. Which is why both the USA and the Russians were willing to sign a treaty and get rid of OLD bombs. It gave the Russian leaders and the US Leaders the opportunity to show they were still disarming and make themselves look good to their people and to the world. They got political mileage out of that because people do not know how the bombs work, so they think, "Whow, they got rid of some bombs." What people should think is, "Whow, our arsenal is aging to the point they will not work so why not get rid of the old ones? "
Which also may be another reason we have not done anything to Iran's deep under ground nuclear facilities. To destroy them we need to use a nuclear bunker buster. But if you are not sure they will work, be rather embarrassing to nuke them and not have the nuke go off. While at the same time they are making NEW nukes with NEW triggers and they will not have any doubt about their weapons...
- Anonymous10 years ago
Even Putin realizes the power of Atom Bomb and how much unnecessary devastation it would bring. I remember watching how Putin, Bush, and other military officials were in a meeting talking about defenses against China if they ever launched, and they were talking if Main Russian and American cities were hit, how many lives would be lost. A American Colonel says "Only 500 million? That's not that bad". And according to some source or military official, most of the officials from both Russia and America were disgusted with it.
It's not worth it
- ?Lv 410 years ago
And if you buy that, I have some good property in sunny Florida you should be interested in, too.
- ?Lv 710 years ago
No, silly, and NO ONE WANTS THEM TO.
ONLY the U.S. is supposed to eliminate strategic options.
- 10 years ago
no, if anything they will just make it look like they are.