USSR Detonated a Nuclear Bomb to put out a Burning Gas Well


Date: 30 September, 1966.
Type: underground, -1532 m
Location: Urta-Bulak, Uzbekistan.
Yield: 30 kilotons

HD Historic rare footage shows the moment a nuclear bomb is detonated thousands of feet below the surface in order to extinguish a fire in a natural gas field in the former Soviet Union.

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