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Stop Divine Strake!
Part 2

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Stop Divine Strake! - Part 2

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Divine Strake is part of the US nuclear weapons program to develop new generations of nuclear weapons in violation of the Non Proliferation Treaty.

Little notice is given to the fact that the Western Shoshone lands are the most nuked area of the Planet Earth.  Short shrift is also given to the fact that 1st Nations have developed very informed organizations and networks to monitor and fight back against nuclear weapons development and testing that impacts them at much higher levels and in far greater proportion than other Americans.  Visit the links to the right to see the variety and depth of their organizations.  Part 2 of Stop Divine Strake gives voice to some of their leading activists.

Consistent with the search for non-existent nuclear weapons in Iraq, the Bush administration seeks to develop so-called "bunker buster" tactical nuclear weapons to destroy alleged underground nuclear weapons storage and command & control facilities in Iran, North Korea, or elsewhere

The challenge is that despite the tremendous destructive capacity of nuclear weapons, underground facilities might well survive a nuclear direct hit on the surface or in the air.

Divine Strake is intended to test the effect of 700 tons of chemical explosives (equal to a small nuclear weapon) buried 20 feet below the surface on a series of underground bunkers and tunnels.  It is buried to simulate a missile designed to penetrate the surface to that depth before detonating a nuclear warhead.

The test was to occur at the Nevada Nuclear test site - approximately 65 miles north of Las Vegas - where over 900 nuclear tests have been conducted over the past six decades.  Though this test uses conventional explosives, it would create a plume up to 10,000 feet high and thrust radioactive material from previous tests into the atmosphere creating nuclear fallout that would be dispersed for hundreds or even thousands of miles.

Citizen Alert and Nuke Watch NM have collaborated to produce this video during the period preceeding the scheduled test.  In a victory for grassroots activists, the test has been "delayed indefrinitely" and will now have to conform to NEPA process and an extensive environmental impact report.

Part 1 of this series is available here and Part 3 will be available when editing is completed by Nuke Watch and Citizen Watch.

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Citizen Action
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Citizen Alert
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Indigenous Environmental Network
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Western Shoshone Defense Project
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Dr Helen Caldicott

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Nuclear Policy
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Los Alamos
Study Group