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Narrative Summaries of Accidents Involving U.S. Nuclear Weapons 1950-1980   [open pdf - 627KB]

"Attached are unclassified summaries describing the c1rcumscances surrounding 32 accidents involving nuclear weapons. Also attached is the Department of Defense (DOD) /Department of Energy (DOE) definition of 'accident' used in researching this project. Twenty-six of these summaries were first released by the Air Force in 1977: -another was prepared following the Titan II explosion in Arkansas in September 1980. Those previously-released summaries are marked with a figure 'l'; in some cases they include new material made available as a result of more recent research."

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