Here are some facts about the nuclear age provided by the Brookings Institution, a moderate Washington public-policy research organization:
- Total U.S. nuclear weapons built, 1951-present: 67,500.
- Peak number of weapons in U.S. stockpile: 32,500 in 1967.
- U.S. nuclear bombs lost in accidents and never recovered: 11.
- Number of U.S. nuclear test blasts in the Pacific: 106.
- Number of U.S. nuclear tests in Nevada: 935.
- States with most deployed nuclear weapons: Washington and Georgia (1,450 each).
- Number of secret Presidential Emergency Facilities built for use during and after a nuclear war: 75.
- Number of high-level radioactive waste tanks in Washington, Idaho and South Carolina: 239.
- Amount of plutonium still in weapons: 47 tons.
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