Thursday, December 15, 2005

Insanity Watch: First In-Depth Account of Scheme to 'Engineer' With Atomic Weapons

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What would you think if someone told you that not so long ago, the U.S. government, led by gung-ho scientists, seriously considered exploding 300 or more atomic bombs to blast a sea-level canal in Panama? Or up to 764 in northern Colombia?

Excavating a nuclear canal through the Central American isthmus would have required 20,000 times the explosive energy of the atomic bomb that shattered Hiroshima, engineers estimated.

You'd think that someone was kidding, right?


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