Command and Control

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Shorty
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Command and Control

Postby Shorty » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:06 pm

Interesting documentary on PBS last night about an accident and explosion at a Titan rocket silo in Arkansas in 1980. If the warhead had gone off, the blast would have been 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima bomb. Bill Clinton and Mondale were in Hot Springs so may have been vaporized. Also, we may have never had Walmart.

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas
http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/10/14232 ... ident-1980

"Robert Kenner, the producer and director of Command and Control, a spectacularly gripping documentary premiering tonight at 9PM ET on the PBS series American Experience (cord-cutters can also watch it online at pbs.org and purchase it on iTunes). The film documents a series of events that almost led to a catastrophic nuclear accident in Damascus, Arkansas that would have spread radiation along the Eastern Seaboard. And it places this single accident into an alarmingly vast landscape of close-calls involving our aging nuclear infrastructure."

Here it is:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperie ... d-control/
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Re: Command and Control

Postby Roy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:59 pm

Shorty wrote:We may have never had Walmart.

OMG! :shock: :mrgreen:

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Re: Command and Control

Postby Shorty » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:15 am

Also, North Carolina almost got nuked in 1961. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_Goldsboro_B-52_crash

There were many close calls from the 1950s-1980s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... _accidents


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