[OT] Only in America : Environmentally friendly nuclear weapons
I can't even begin to describe how stupid this is. And it's being funded with our tax dollars.
In order to comply with EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations, and at a cost of about $5.2 million per ICBM, the rocket motors on 500 Minuteman III missiles will be replaced with new ones. These rockets will emit less toxic chemicals when used. [...] Thus, if the Minuteman III ICBMs have to be used in some future nuclear war, their rocket motors will not pollute the atmosphere. EPA regulations do not apply in foreign countries, so no changes are being made to reduce the harmful environmental effects of the nuclear warheads.
Full article here .
update: I didn't intend for this off-topic post to appear on the homepage, but I can't seem to find which checkbox controls that (aggregated site? homepage? main feed?) so I apologize for the clutter :)