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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

"Divine Strake" postponed

As this Spectrum article notes, there have been conflicting reports over whether or not the "Divine Strake" bombing was going to happen on June 2. Government officials had been denying it was going to be postponed but now they have confirmed it.

After conflicting reports over the weekend about whether the June 2 Divine Strake test would be postponed, various federal agencies have acknowledged the large bomb blast will not go forward until June 23 at the earliest.

However, late Tuesday night a Defense Department spokeswoman said that a study of a revised environmental assessment of the blast resulted in a finding of "no significant impact" to the human environment.

Darwin Morgan, a public information officer for the Nevada Test Site, confirmed Tuesday that the 700-ton ammonium nitrate-fuel oil blast has been postponed for at least three weeks. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the National Nuclear Security Administration proposed the test 150 miles west of St. George to gather data about the effects of both large conventional weapons and low-yield nuclear weapons. full article


For more information visit the Western Shoshone Defense Project website

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