The problem with the idea of doing a test of a nuclear device is where to do it.

Las Vegas has grown in the direction of the test site. Even back in the day, it was awfully close.

There just aren't big enough spaces.

And would the test be underground? That requires a lot of drilling and instrumentation that would pretty much have to be invented from scratch.

Not to mention that nobody working for the national labs has ever done a test. There are a few oldies around, but testing is a lot of work. The newbies would have to learn a lot, fast.

So there's no way to do a quick test. Sorry, Donny.

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