REPORT: Atom Bomb almost exploded over North Carolina in 1961

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atom bomb 2LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A U.S. atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima, according to a declassified document published in a British newspaper on Friday.

The Guardian newspaper said the document, obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gave the first conclusive evidence that the United States came close to a disaster in January 1961.

Read more here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/20/atom-bomb-nearly-exploded_n_3964784.html

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