Liability: After Holocaust, Who Pays?

A small but real chance of catastrophic accident rides with many a military and scientific program. Nuclear weapons have already been involved in at least ten accidents — always, so far, without exploding, though one 24-megaton bomb jettisoned by a B-52 was reportedly found in a field with five of its six safety interlocks set off. Such peace able activities as weather control have taken risks with equally destructive energies, as when the early Project Cirrus seeded an Atlantic hurricane with dry ice, only to have it veer 120° to sideswipe a...

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