Atomic Bomb Facts – Interesting Facts About Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons Facts
A large scale nuclear war can put 150 million tons of smoke into the atmosphere thereby creating a winter that is chiller than the Ice Age.
5 countries have been recognized as the nuclear weapons state under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968. They are U.S., Russia, U.K., China and France.
Nuclear weapons that are detonated over a city would burn around 40 – 65 sq miles in the blink of an eye on average.
Electronic early warning system is the only way to find out if a nuclear attack is in progress, and like any other electronic systems, it is also subjected to malfunction.
Nuclear explosion consequences are deadly and far-reaching. The radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear plant has reached as far as Wales and Scotland.
A nuclear war would cause a blanket of particles in atmosphere that would block the sun’s rays and leads to death of vegetation on while life depends. Along with the death of people, animals and plants due to the explosion power, radiation and shockwaves.
S. Air Force has accidentally dropped two nuclear bombs with more than 250 times the destruction power of Hiroshima bomb on North Carolina in 1961, and fortunately neither of them exploded.
Nuclear weapons budget in USA is not included in the Department of Defense spending. But it falls under the Department of Energy.
There are 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S.
About 950 nuclear weapons were stationed in South Korea by U.S. during the Cold War. Electronic early warning system is the only way to find out if a nuclear attack is in progress, and like any other electronic systems, it is also subjected to malfunction.