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Lifespan in U.S. Weapons Much Longer Than Thought - Bush doesn't need RRW

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Results of the studies could affect the Bush administration's plans for building a new generation of nuclear weapons under the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) program. A major reason for going to a new nuclear warhead was the belief that highly radioactive plutonium would degrade so much within 45 years that it could affect the reliability of currently deployed and stockpiled nuclear weapons made in the 60s.

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