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Flashback: Secret experiments in a Cook County preserve aided atomic bomb efforts — and left nuclear waste behind via Chicago Tribune

[…] If you walk down the wrong path, you’re going to miss it. And if you visit too close to dusk, you might get lost trying to leave. That was probably the intent of the scientists who were doing nuclear … Continue reading

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Visit the Reactor That Made the Plutonium for the “Fat Man” Nuclear Bomb via IEEE Spectrum

The Manhattan Project’s B Reactor at Hanford is a fascinating, complicated monument to U.S. nuclear historyBy Maria Gallucci A literal pile of cylinders rises 11 meters high inside a graphite box, filling the dimensions of a cavernous hall. The towering grid of … Continue reading

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Los Alamos museum refuses to host A-bomb exhibit, citing stance on nuclear abolition via The Japan Times

LOS ANGELES – The executive director of a museum in the town of Los Alamos, New Mexico, said Friday that it will not host a traveling exhibition focused on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as planned due to concerns … Continue reading

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Nuclear Carnival via The Point

By Emilio Comay del Junco This critical stopover in the Midwest is not one that the University of Chicago would like anyone to forget. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the first artificial nuclear reaction, it staged a series … Continue reading

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Core Stories: Pioneers and inheritors via The University of Chicago Magazine

Norma Field The activist As a child in Tokyo, born in the wake of World War II, Norma Field became aware of the nuclear threat early. The professor emeritus of East Asian languages and civilizations remembers feeling “the terrifying force of the … Continue reading

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How Do You Put Out A Subterranean Fire Beneath A Mountain Of Trash? via FiveThirtyEight

The Bridgeton Landfill, about 20 miles northwest of St. Louis, is in many ways a typical pile of trash. Bridgeton is a layer cake of garbage and dirt at the bottom of an old limestone quarry, all of it covered … Continue reading

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EPA Orders Barrier for Nuclear Waste at Missouri Landfill via ABC News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday ordered installation of an isolation barrier to make sure that an underground fire does not reach buried nuclear waste at a suburban St. Louis landfill. Mark Hague, EPA regional administrator, said the plan … Continue reading

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Nuclear War Theme Parks: Mass Destruction for the Whole Family via Counterpunch

By John Laforge […]Hoping perhaps to show that the bomb from hell can be transformed from a vengeful, self-destructive, nightmare demon, into a benign, peace-loving, fairy-tale prince, nuclear propagandists and their friends in Congress are establishing nuclear war theme parks … Continue reading

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West Lake Landfill may be more contaminated than previously thought, company says via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In a revelation that could shake up oversight and liability at the contaminated West Lake Landfill, one of the companies involved says some of the radioactive waste may have come from sources officials have yet to acknowledge. “There’s some evidence … Continue reading

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70 Years Later, Health Impacts of First US Nuclear Detonation Still Being Felt via Reuters

People who lived near the site of the first atomic bomb test in the New Mexico desert and later developed cancer and other health problems need to be compensated, a U.S. senator said Thursday. The federal government neglected residents of … Continue reading

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