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Trucks Carrying Nuclear Weapons Around The Country Revealed (PHOTOS)

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posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:16 AM

Trucks Carrying Nuclear Weapons Around The Country Revealed (PHOTOS)

The idea of nuclear weapons being carted around in our highways, cities and neighborhoods doesn't really put one's mind at ease. However, the government has been transporting seriously dangerous stuff like enriched uranium and plutonium secretly without public warning. Friends of the Earth through the Freedom of Information Act has forced the Department Of Energy to release color photos of the trucks used to transport weapons. According to FOE, these are the first of such pictures that have been released in many years.

Tom Clements, Southeastern Nuclear Campaign Coordinator with Friends o
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:16 AM

I've never heard anything of this. I do know that US Govt., and Military Equipment is being shipped on a large scale right now. I've got lots of buds in the trucking industry, and where old contracts ran out, the gap is being filled by US Govt. contracts.

I guess this is a developing story so feel free to add anything.



p.s. the truck(s) pictured appear to be Owner Operator, or un marked just regular looking rigs. No one would ever know the disaster a wreck, or collision away with these things..... I'm positive that I've never seen a warning reading,"enriched uranium onboard"
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4-9-2009 by sanchoearlyjones]


posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:29 AM
Hi Sancho, interesting thread.

Someone with more knowledge on this, but could it be possible that this article is making more of a deal of the "nuclear weapon" thing than it needs to?

I say this because when i served in Germany, we often were tasked to do missile escorts from certain depot's. If you'd have seen a picture of our escorts, it would most definately not been of just one lone truck.

Without divulging too many details, the convoy had civvy police, military police, armed soldiers, ambulance crews and fire engines. Even then we were told that nothing could go wrong with the load as it wasn't assembled or something like that.

Like i said, maybe someone can expand on that, but maybe that picture of a truck is just that.....just a truck?

I do know that lots of vehicles on our roads would cause quite a stir if people new the contents though, sometimes it's just best not to know IMO.


[edit on 4/9/09 by CX]

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:32 AM

Why am I not the least bit surprised?

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:36 AM
Yup, it goes on alot more than people would probably want to know. I got behind one of these things a while back and got some pics...

Pretty creepy truck to be riding behind, that's for sure.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:38 AM
reply to post by CX

My overall opinion is "out there" regarding this issue. I mainly thought it was something People need to be aware of, and then proceed from there.

No doubt material of any kind needs transport, but the circumstances of how this is transported is of interest to me.

Regular trucks carrying hazardous loads have certain road restrictions, and strict guidelines. I would like to know all of that is being followed in the transport of this stuff.

Also, considering the nature of the load I believe it would be deemed necessary for a decent sized armed escort; as the material could obviously be hijacked for deviant deeds.

More than anything what I think is important here are a few more answers; so that the average American knows not one of these trucks is gonna spill it's load in the area...

It could cause some serious ecological disasters, and that alone deserves some answers.

My bro' was an emergency manager for a large southern city, and the measures that are imposed on a truck hauling lead, mercury, etc are immense. I'd think these nuke, or radioactive rigs would, or should have maximum regulation, but right now We don't know particulars.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:40 AM
reply to post by twitchy

See, that's what I would normally envision, but the rig pictured in the article, apparently via the US Govt. is a regular looking rig......kinda like a refrigeration unit.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:43 AM
The truck I got behind had no escort, might have been empty though.
I don't know if it was real or not, it sure looked it, but I once found a website back in the late 1990's that had posted the transport schedules for all of these suckers on one page and the plans to build an h-bomb on another page, it was the first and only time I've ever thought about reporting a site to Law Enforcement. Scared the crap out of me reading that.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:50 AM
I posted a thread back in 2004 that I thought you might get a kick out of...

I'm not so much worried about them transporting the weapons themselves around as I am somebody making thier own... this stuff is 1940's era technology and it's not as hard as I thought it ought to be to get the materials or actually make one. Scary stuff.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:53 AM
reply to post by sanchoearlyjones

Hi Sancho Earl Jones,

One of my friends named Charlie, when he lived out in Salt Lake City, Utah used to haul atomic warheads on his private truck for the military. His truck had a flat bed trailer and the warheads were hidden underneath of tarps. He initially wasn't told what was loaded under the tarps and was told it was none of his business and he really didn't care because it was the military paying him several times more than he usually made for hauling and it was all in cash so that it could not be traced and of course he had no paper work and kept no logs on it since the military took care of all of that stuff for him on that project

He had never been in the military and was simply approached one day and was told the military wanted him to start hauling for them. On one of the trips one of the tarps came loose and that is when he saw what he was hauling from the northern states to Texas.

He stated that when he hualed all of the atomic warheads on the different trips down to Texas he was always in a convoy with black unmarked SUVs spread out in front of him and spread out behind him with at least one unmarked black military helicopter always in sight in the distance.

He always believed that he had been picked for the job because he always speeds and he basically drives straight through from start to finish on his jobs making only stops long enough to fuel up.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:55 AM
reply to post by twitchy

because I see the white haz mat lable closed up , that is likly an empty container .
looking at the tires , its a pretty good bet .

that said , travel for nuke material is considered a need to know issue .
hijack is a real issue , but the greater danger in a car bomb rolling up beside a container and blowing and glowing everything in a 100 mile down wind and the nearest river to the ocean .
all because some national guard knows what duty station he has to man ....

its not the big secrets that they are worried about... its the little things , the daily routeen stuff , that will predict when or where the load will be nakid to a attack that will be so swift that nothing can be done to stop it .

the publics right to know , is the very thing that puts them in the greatest danger .

frankly... this is one of the few things... I want the proffessionals deal with .

the simple answer...

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 03:08 AM
reply to post by readerone

Yeah, the tag said empty and it went towards Saluda so I think the truck was going home to Hittman Trucking. Was pretty spooky at the time as I had never seen one before. You're right though, there are some things that are better left alone, that web site I found back in the 90's really shook me up, it wasn't up long though thankfully.
I blow glass for a living these days, bought about thirty pounds of custard and vaseline glass cullet and had helicopters buzzing my house for the next two months, I always wondered if the glass had attracted them like yellow jackets to a snow cone lol.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 03:17 AM

The trucks carrying nuclear weapons and dangerous materials such as plutonium pass through cities and neighborhoods all the time and the public should be aware of what they look like. Release of these photos will help inform the public about secretive shipments of dangerous nuclear material that are taking place in plain view."

public should be aware of what they look like

The photos shown in the article could be any truck one would see on the highway, so this part of the article provides no information what so ever.
The fact that the TPTB need to transport these kinds of materials in and of itself does not scream out anything alarming, heck some of these containers could be empty.

Now when the trailers have police or military escorts in convoy fashion, then you might have something.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 04:25 AM
I read in a thread a little while back, that there are secret tunnels under the US with trains travelling at 10k mph.

Why not just stick them on that...

Its the government has tis and then they do this, that creates a problem with me when seeking the truth.


posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 04:32 AM
I'd just like to add, whist most people on this site woul probably want to bring this to the publics attention, i see even more reason to keep it quiet for the publics safety.

The last thing we want is every Tom Dick and Harry knowing of what nasty stuff there is travelling around our roads. Thats an accident waiting to happen. (Or rather a hijacking and a terrorist incident)

I am still enclined to think that if any load is a major risk, it will be well guarded, whether you can see the protection or not.


posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 05:37 AM
hi there,

great thread OP,

here in the UK we also have this kind of transport , but it is heavily guarded with mil and civil escorts, plus the fire and ambulance services.
there are pics on the following site:



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 05:41 AM
Hey, no disrespect to you OP, but, they gotta haul them somehow, I am not suprised at all by the method. I am sure that other deadly devices are hauled around as well, plenty of them, right under our noses every day.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 06:36 AM
reply to post by sanchoearlyjones

I think CX up there said something along these lines regarding his activities overseas, and it's the same here in the states. Anytime a load like this is transported, it's not a stretch to say there are DOZENS of watchful eyes on that truck at any given moment in time. Armed DoE ridealongs, security personnel, and response teams are never more than a figurative arm's length away. And to the guy talking about police convoys, it's hardly ever anything so overt.

[edit on 2009/9/4 by Griever0311]

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 06:50 AM
the way the UK does it:

posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 03:29 AM
Ha this is so not how they transport them. I have seen the way they do. I get the privilidge of watching their routine at least once every two months. There is no way anyone is hijacking anything. They are very well guarded and watched on gps and satallite the whole time. There is a minimum of 8 vehicles involved.

I am not going to give too many details due to the fact I do believe it is in the best interest of national security not to.

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