HE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Committee on the Effects of Nuclear Earth-Penetrator and Other Weapons
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
228 Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 11:30 a.m.
Effects of Nuclear Earth-Penetrator and Other Weapons
Requested by Congress in P.L. 107-314, this report examines the possible effects of nuclear earth-penetrator weapons -- which are designed to destroy deeply buried targets -- on the health of surrounding civilian populations and U.S. military personnel, and on the environment.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 27, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press