Tag Archives: Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

The Underground Nuclear Test That Didn’t Stay Underground via Atlas Obscura

[…] Less than a decade before, after the U.S. signed onto the Partial Test Ban Treaty, nuclear testing had gone underground. The treaty was meant to stop the venting of nuclear materials into the atmosphere and limit human exposure to … Continue reading

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How the Atomic Age Left Us a Half-Century of Radioactive Waste via Time Magazine

By Kate Brown Dealing with nuclear waste at a plant in Washington State has proved an intractable problem. Why? The Nuclear Disaster You Never Heard of This Is How TIME Explained the Atomic Bomb in 1945 In 1951, atomic optimism … Continue reading

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