Energy secretary pushes to ramp up U.S. ability to test nuke bombs

“Although scientists continue work on simulating nuclear bomb tests by computer, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said Tuesday that the Nevada Test Site’s ability to resume actual underground warhead detonations must be enhanced.

The Bush administration’s commitment to step up preparations for a potential resumption of nuclear bomb testing in southern Nevada comes less than a week after the Utah Senate unanimously approved a House-passed resolution that urged the federal government not to ‘return to the mistakes and miscalculations of the past which have marred many Utahns’ and that would create ‘a new generation of downwinders.'” (Salt Lake Tribune)