posted on Oct, 20 2016 @ 12:19 AM
a reply to: OneGoal
I'm going to guess that the truck was on Highway 95 and turned off onto Mercury Highway, headed toward the town of Mercury. If so, then it was most
likely going into the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR).
The fact that the load on the flat bed had the international symbol for radioactive material means exactly that; whatever was inside the
transportation canister was emitting penetrating radiation.
The NTTR is qualified to receive and handle both simple radioactive materials (gamma emitters, etc.) as well as nuclear weapons material (Special
Nuclear Material, or SNM). However, I believe that whenever SNM is being transported, it is unmarked, which (I think) would be required by the
Atomic Energy Act.
So this was probably NOT weapons material.
More probably related to the Yucca Mountain Storage facility--which I think is what Zaphod was suggesting.