China nuclear test site

China nuclear test site


Bayingol, China (CN)
Lop Nor is China’s only nuclear weapons test site, conducts nuclear weapons training and may be a major nuclear weapons stockpile location.[1] The Lop Nor test site covers 100,000 square kilometers, making it the largest in the world by a factor of almost twenty.[2] Approximately 20,000 square kilometers have been used for nuclear testing purposes, with such a large size attributed to the full spectrum of nuclear tests conducted at this single location.
Lop Nor is China’s only nuclear weapons test site, conducts nuclear weapons training and may be a major nuclear weapons stockpile location.[1] The Lop Nor test site covers 100,000 square kilometers, making it the largest in the world by a factor of almost twenty.[2] Approximately 20,000 square kilometers have been used for nuclear testing purposes, with such a large size attributed to the full spectrum of nuclear tests conducted at this single location.
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Links: fas.org, www.nti.org
By: nico

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