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6.7.07

Fast Dismantling of Nuclear Weapons

The dismantling of Nuclear Cold War Era weapons is about nine years ahead of schedule according to the US Department of Energy.

They say technicians took apart 50% more warheads during the past eight months than all of last year.

The process of separating the plutonium from the explosive trigger is done here at Pantex.

Under a 2002 agreement with Russia, the US is supposed to reduce the number of deployed warheads from 6,000 to less than 2,000.

  

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