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Monday, April 19, 2004

In Case of Nuclear War... Don't Pollute 

From the You've Got to Be Kidding Me Files:

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.

But wait... the rocket motors will pollute less... but don't nuclear warheads pollute when they detonate? You might ask... shouldn't those be made to not pollute according to EPA statutes?

EPA regulations do not apply in foreign countries, so no changes are being made to reduce the harmful environmental effects of the nuclear warheads.

Phew.

I wonder what down on their luck military contractor got that one pushed through?

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