National Nuclear Security Administration officials will gather on Oct. 25, 2011, at the Pantex plant in Amarillo, Tex., to celebrate the dismantlement of the final B53 nuclear bomb in the US inventory. The B53 entered the stockpile in 1962. About the size of a mini-van and weighing approximately 10,000 pounds, each had a reported nine-megaton yield. Here, a worker at the Pantex plant moving a B53, Feb. 14, 2011.
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