50 U.S. Code § 2660 - Design and use of prototypes of nuclear weapons for intelligence purposes

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(a) Prototypes
The Administrator shall develop and carry out a plan for the national security laboratories and nuclear weapons production facilities to design and build prototypes of nuclear weapons to further intelligence estimates with respect to foreign nuclear weapons activities.
(b) Prohibition on production of nuclear yields
In carrying out subsection (a), the Administrator may not conduct any experiments that produce a nuclear yield.


(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLV, § 4509, as added Pub. L. 112–239, div. C, title XXXI, § 3115(a),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2172.)


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