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Another "subcritical" test set for Test Site

The federal Energy Department will conduct another “subcritical” experiment today at the Nevada Test Site.

The test dubbed “Clarinet” is the sixth such test at the site. The experiments are called subcritical because no self-sustaining nuclear reaction occurs. That means there can be no explosion.

Clarinet will be conducted 85 miles northwest of Las Vegas in a tunnel about 960 feet below ground.

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