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Disarmament Diplomacy

Issue No. 43, January - February 2000

US Nuclear Weapons Simulation Breakthrough

"DOE's Stockpile Stewardship Supercomputer Completes First 3-D Simulation of Nuclear Weapons Trigger; Richardson Says Science-based Program Is Working To Secure A Safe And Reliable US Nuclear Deterrent Without Underground Testing", US Department of Energy Press Release,' R-00-028, February 4, 2000.

"Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson today announced that the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Stockpile Stewardship Program has successfully completed the first-ever three-dimensional (3-D) simulation of a nuclear weapon 'primary' explosion using the IBM Blue Pacific supercomputer at DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Source: The full text of the release is available from http://www.doe.gov/news/releases00/febpr/pr00028.htm

© 2000 The Acronym Institute.

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