Originally Posted by Pirateship1982
Yep. In order to get a nuclear explosion you need a perfectly synchronized detonation to induce the split atom boom. Otherwise you just blow radioactive crap all over the place which is bad but not as bad as an actual nuclear explosion. Screw up the detonation and either nothing happens or you let off a very expensive dirty bomb.
So when did such an event actually take place?
I have heard of no such occurrence.
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