In light of Beirut explosion, how safe are the 6000 Nuclear war heads with US military? and do they stock them next to each other?
From answers it seems none of u know, esp if they are stocked next to each other it make sense if one goes off the rest will go off
- Anonymous1 month ago
Perfectly safe they like Fertilizer need additions to cause them to go High order
Fertiliser alone would just Burn Nukes would not do anything in a fire except melt
Nuclear weapons by design are safe I was on a Nuclear weapons Squadron in the RAF
- SocratesLv 71 month ago
Please tell me you understand there is a World of difference between how a 3rd World city stores ammonium nitrate in a port storage building for God knows how long and under what conditions and how the US stores and maintains it's nukes. Besides, a nuclear weapon cannot just go off in a nuclear explosion just sitting there, especially in storage.
- DanielLv 71 month ago
They are extremely safe.
For starters, even if the conventional explosives went off, a nuclear detonation would not occur.
The US military and DOE go to great lengths to prevent even a conventional mishap.
UPDATE: It appears that I don't know? I was in the military for 20 years. I worked around nukes and other explosives. The US military has extensive rules on how many explosives can be stored in a single structure, has intricate lightning protection systems and other built-in safeguards on those structures, how closely anything can else can be built near any munitions storage areas, rules against bringing spark producing devices into a munitions storage building, etc.
Nukes are the least of your worries. As I stated, a nuclear detonation won't occur because of a fire. Look up Broken Arrows. Back in the days of airborne nuclear alert, we lost a few loaded bombers. In none of those instances did a nuclear detonation occur.