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"Broken Arrow" Informational

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"Broken Arrow" refers to an accidental event that involves Nuclear weapons, Warheads or Components, but it doesn't create a potential risk of Nuclear War.

Such events include:

  • Accidental or unexplained Nuclear detonation.
  • Accidental  Nuclear detonation or burning of a Nuclear weapon
  • Radioactive contamination.
  • Loss in transit of nuclear asset with or without its carrying vehicle
  • Jettisoning of a Nuclear weapon or Nuclear component.
  • Public hazard, actual or implied.

 

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Quix Fact: Archers who were captured in medieval times would have their fingers cut off and returned. They where given the name Broken Arrow as they could no long use a Bow.

 

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 Russman angrily threatens Stuhlinger, as he begins to have flashbacks of his time working here as one of Broken Arrow's agents. He begins to remember about the experiments they did to the animal subjects here, using a large shard of Element 115 that the organization recovered from Division 9, mutating the animals into what Russman refers to as "bios". As the crew recovers, they discover various mangled zombie corpses.  

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At the Hanford site this is pictures of scientist feeding radioactive food to sheep. The 2nd picture is them checking sheep for Thyroid Cancer. Scientists frequently tested animals. 

The bios then begin to escape the lab and head toward the crew, just as the zombies break in. Russman then relives his flashbacks of the initial bio outbreak as he runs further inside the facility. Misty, Marlton and Stuhlinger follow after him, leaving the zombies and bios to battle each other. As they catch up to him, Russman grabs a gun and begins to open fire on Misty, seemingly mistaking her for a bio in his flashback. As Misty gets pinned down by a bio, Russman saves her in time, claiming that he still remembers her. Russman leads the crew inside and find the Element 115 shard, which he claims to be responsible for keeping the bios active and unkillable. The zombies, however, finally overpower the bios, and close in on the crew, as Stuhlinger once again cries out for Richtofen to help them.

 

aAs I continue fixing this OP I keep finding new developments. I will continue researching and piecing together the links along the way. Below is some additional information and food for thought. I hope you enjoy it! 

 

Broken Arrow Incidents:

 

Storax Sedan was a shallow underground nuclear test conducted in Area 10 of Yucca Flatat the Nevada National Security Site on 6 July 1962 as part of Operation Plowshare, a program to investigate the use of nuclear weapons for mining, cratering, and other civilian purposes.[1] The radioactive fallout from the test contaminated more US residents than any other nuclear test. The Sedan Crater is the largest man-made crater in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Sedan was a thermonuclear device with a fission yield less than 30% and a fusion yield about 70%.[2][3] According to Carey Sublette, the design of the Sedan device was similar to that used in Shot Bluestone and Swanee of operation Dominic conducted days and months prior to Sedan respectively, and was therefore not unlike the W56 high yield Minuteman Imissile warhead.[4] The device had a diameter of 43 cm (17 in), length of 96.5 cm (38.0 in), and a weight of 212.2 kg (468 lb).[4]

The timing of the test put it within the Operation Storax fiscal year, but Sedan was functionally part of Operation Plowshare, and the test protocol was sponsored and conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with minimal involvement by the United States Department of Defense. The explosive device was lowered into a shaft drilled into the desert alluvium 194 m (636 ft) deep.[3] The fusion-fission blast had a yield equivalent to 104 kilotons of TNT (435 terajoules) and lifted a dome of earth 90 m (300 ft) above the desert floor before it vented at three seconds after detonation, exploding upward and outward displacing more than 11,000,000 t (11,000,000 long tons; 12,000,000 short tons) of soil.[5] The resulting crater is 100 m (330 ft) deep with a diameter of about 390 m (1,280 ft). A circular area of the desert floor five miles across was obscured by fast-expanding dust clouds moving out horizontally from the base surge, akin to pyroclastic surge.[6] The blast caused seismic waves equivalent to an earthquake of 4.75 on the Richter scale.[1] The radiation level on the crater lip at 1 hour after burst was 500 Rper hour (130 mC/(kg·h)),[7] but it dropped to 500 mR per hour after 27 days.[7]

Within 7 months (~210 days) of the excavation, the bottom of the crater could be safely walked upon with no protective clothing,[8] with radiation levels at 35 mR per hour after 167 days.[7]IMG_2454.JPG

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The Sedan shot resulted in a radioactive cloud that separated into two plumes, rising to 3.0 km and 4.9 km (10,000 ft and 16,000 ft). The two plumes headed northeast and then east in roughly parallel paths towards the Atlantic Ocean.[9] Nuclear fallout was dropped along the way, narrowly dispersed in a relatively small number of United States counties.[3] Detected radioactivity was especially high in eight counties in Iowa and one county each in Nebraska, South Dakota and Illinois. The most heavily affected counties were Howard, Mitchelland Worth counties in Iowa, as well as Washabaugh County in South Dakota, an area that has since been incorporated into Jackson County and is wholly within Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. These four counties measured maximum levels higher than 6,000 microcuriesper square meter (220 MBq/m2).[10]

Of all the nuclear tests conducted in the United States, Sedan ranked highest in overall activity of radionuclides in fallout. The test released 880,000 curies (33 PBq) of radioactive iodine-131, an agent of thyroid disease, into the atmosphere.[11] Sedan ranked first in percentages of these particular radionuclides detected in fallout: 198Au, 199Au, 7Be, 99Mo, 147Nd, 203Pb, 181W, 185W and 188W. Sedan ranked second in these radionuclides in fallout: 57Co, 60Co and 54Mn. Sedan ranked third in the detected amount of 24Na in fallout. In countrywide deposition of radionuclides, Sedan was highest in the amount of 7Be, 54Mn, 106Ruand 242Cm, and second highest in the amount of deposited 127mTe.[10] Although not detected in fallout, in part because the explosion was well contained, gold (Au) was used in the W71warhead, with one 1971 test conducted in the Amchitka islands off Alaska.

Sedan's fallout contamination contributed a little under 7% to the total amount of radiation which fell on the U.S. population during all of the nuclear tests at NTS. Sedan's effects were similar to shot "George" of Operation Tumbler-Snapper, detonated on June 1, 1952, which also contributed about 7% to the total radioactive fallout. Uncertainty regarding exact amounts of exposure prevents knowing which of the two nuclear tests caused the most; George is listed as being the highest exposure and Sedan second highest by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute.[12][13]

If this test was conducted in 1965+, when improvements in device design were realized, a "100-fold" reduction in radiation release was considered feasible.

 

Conclusion:

The Plowshare project developed the Sedan test in order to determine the feasibility of using nuclear detonations to quickly and economically excavate large amounts of earth and rock. Proposed applications included the creation of harbors, canals, open pit mines, railroad and highway cuts through mountainous terrain and the construction of dams. Assessment of the full effects of the Sedan shot showed that the radioactive fallout from such uses would be extensive. Public concerns about the health effects and a lack of political support eventually led to abandonment of the concept.[15] No such nuclear excavation has since been undertaken by the United States,[16]though the Soviet Union continued to pursue the concept through their program Nuclear Explosions for the National Economy, particularly with their 140 kiloton Chagan (nuclear test), which created an artificial lake reservoir (see Lake Chagan).

 

 

 

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Restored and Added content to OP more to come

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Interesting stuff, @RequixEclipse! I love those shady facts from the Cold War era. One thing that buggers me, is that despite all the Manhattan Project references in BO1 and BO2, Broken Arrow was created after the Pentagon Incident (FIVE), so also after the actual Manhattan Project (at the end of WW2). I mean, even Hanford Site, the Broken Arrow facility in which TranZit takes place, is built before the start of Broken Arrow. For those who are interested, read @PINNAZ's topic about some nuclear (Broken Arrow) stuff here: http://www.callofdutyzombies.com/topic/149560-bus-driver-locations-quotes-conspiracies/

 

Again, great work here

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On 5/10/2017 at 8:03 AM, anonymous said:

Interesting stuff, @RequixEclipse! I love those shady facts from the Cold War era. One thing that buggers me, is that despite all the Manhattan Project references in BO1 and BO2, Broken Arrow was created after the Pentagon Incident (FIVE), so also after the actual Manhattan Project (at the end of WW2). I mean, even Hanford Site, the Broken Arrow facility in which TranZit takes place, is built before the start of Broken Arrow. For those who are interested, read @PINNAZ's topic about some nuclear (Broken Arrow) stuff here: http://www.callofdutyzombies.com/topic/149560-bus-driver-locations-quotes-conspiracies/

 

Again, great work here

 

@PINNAZ has lots of great stuff but I can't find his topic on Great Leap Forward that I was gonna refer you to the other day..

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I'm about to make some additions to the OP

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Brought here for some info and fun facts

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