US Conducts New Type of Nuclear Test Using Intense X-Ray Beams
NUCLEAR WEAPONS, 1 October 2012
by Xinhua News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service
Japan’s southwestern city of Nagasaki expressed its outrage and protest against a new type of nuclear test conducted for the sixth time in August  by the United States, local press reported on Tuesday [25 Sep 2012].
The report said that the United States conducted the nuclear test, which simulated a nuclear blast using intense X-ray beams and checked how plutonium would react, at the Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico on August 27 .
The sixth test caused further condemnation by the city, following the last week’s protest against the fifth new type of nuclear test which was reportedly carried out between April and June this year.
According to the report, Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue sent a letter of protest, dated September 24, to U.S. President Barack Obama, saying that the people of Nagasaki, who have been calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons, cannot retrain their resentment after encountering reports about a further test despite their protest.
“As a representative of an atomic-bombed city strongly protest again,” the mayor said.
The letter also urged that the United States to make sincere efforts to stop any nuclear tests, adding that the country should fulfill its leadership role in achieving a world without nuclear weapons.
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