U.S. restarts production of plutonium parts for bombs
Aren't we such a proud nation?? We're evolving well as a species. Symbolic madness.
The United States has regained the capability to make nuclear weapons for the first time in 14 years and has restarted production of plutonium parts for bombs, the Energy Department said Tuesday.
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The announcement marks an important symbolic and operational milestone in rebuilding the nation's nuclear weapons complex, which began a long retrenchment in the late 1980s as the Cold War ended and the toll of environmental damage from bomb production became known
the government is now spending about $6 billion annually on the nuclear weapons complex, 50 percent more than it did during the Cold War.