- Nov 30, 2010
Report: Hundreds of old nuclear warheads being secretly trucked across US freeways
The trucks are forbidden from driving in foul weather, and a host of secure shelters along the way will house the big rigs should the skies turn cloudy. Likewise, the drivers aren't allowed to go for more than 32 hours without sleeping in a real bed, despite the fact that the tractor cabs are sleepers. In addition, the trailers themselves are protected in the event of an accident.
Still, the knowledge that large numbers of nuclear weapons are coursing through the country's interstate system should give us all pause before cutting off that tractor trailer in traffic.
[Source: The Kitsap Sun]