Krakatau Subcritical Experiment Scheduled
For Immediate Release February 21, 2006
National Nuclear Security Administration
Krakatau, a joint United States/United Kingdom (US/UK) subcritical experiment, will be conducted on February 23, 2006, at the Nevada Test Site. The experiment will be conducted in the U1a complex. The Atomic Weapons Establishment of the United Kingdom and Los Alamos National Laboratory are conducting the experiment to gather scientific data that provides crucial information to maintain the safety and reliability of each nation’s nuclear weapons without having to conduct underground nuclear tests.