Sandia Labs full-scale crash test marked biggest transporter test in decades

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Sandia National Labs conducted a unique test to ensure the transportation of nuclear assets through the state is safe. Scientists conducted a full-scale crash test using their new mobile guardian transporter.

The transporters will soon replace the current fleet of vehicles that move nuclear assets within the country. Rockets propelled a semi-truck at highway speeds into the weapons transporter. Officials say the transporter successfully kept cargo safe. It’s the biggest test of this type they’ve conducted in 20 years.

Correction: A previous version of this story said “nuclear waste” was being transported. It has been changed to say nuclear “assets” as waste is transported in different ways.

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