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Jul

Oak Ridge, Tenn., didn’t exist until the federal government evicted the area’s rural residents in 1942, and the city didn’t appear on a map until after World War II. Known as the “Secret City,” it was established as one of three sites for developing materials for the Manhattan Project, and its residents lived a life of secrecy. The entire city was gated, the homes had no addresses, and the workers weren’t told what they were working on. Today, Oak Ridge is still home to four secret military facilities, which U.S. citizens can tour one day only during the annual Secret City Festival.12 nuclear tourism destinations

Oak Ridge, Tenn., didn’t exist until the federal government evicted the area’s rural residents in 1942, and the city didn’t appear on a map until after World War II. Known as the “Secret City,” it was established as one of three sites for developing materials for the Manhattan Project, and its residents lived a life of secrecy. The entire city was gated, the homes had no addresses, and the workers weren’t told what they were working on. Today, Oak Ridge is still home to four secret military facilities, which U.S. citizens can tour one day only during the annual Secret City Festival.
12 nuclear tourism destinations

31

Jan


 ‘Gay’ dog rescued from Tenn. animal shelter  



The bulldog-mix was scheduled to be euthanized after his owner dropped him off at a shelter because he mounted another male dog.
The bulldog-mix was scheduled to be euthanized after his owner dropped him off at a shelter because he mounted another male dog.

11

Jun

Tenn. community rescues dog with head stuck in jugA woman shared the photo of the trapped dog on Facebook, and locals searched for the pup until they found and rescued her.

Tenn. community rescues dog with head stuck in jug
A woman shared the photo of the trapped dog on Facebook, and locals searched for the pup until they found and rescued her.

11

Apr

Tennessee opens door to teaching creationism in schoolsA law to allow public school teachers to challenge the scientific consensus on issues like climate change and evolution will take effect in Tenn.

Tennessee opens door to teaching creationism in schools
A law to allow public school teachers to challenge the scientific consensus on issues like climate change and evolution will take effect in Tenn.

10

Apr

Africanized bees found in Tennessee for first timeA swarm of as many as 100,000 bees attacked a Tennessee beekeeper last month, and genetic testing of the angry critters has now revealed that they were partially Africanized bees

Africanized bees found in Tennessee for first time
A swarm of as many as 100,000 bees attacked a Tennessee beekeeper last month, and genetic testing of the angry critters has now revealed that they were partially Africanized bees

09

Apr

Tennessee seeks to question evolution in billChristians and science advocates are clashing again, this time over a bill that would allow debate in public schools over theories like evolution.

Tennessee seeks to question evolution in bill
Christians and science advocates are clashing again, this time over a bill that would allow debate in public schools over theories like evolution.

15

Sep

Conjoined twins separated in TennesseeJoshua and Jacob Spates, who spent their first 7 months as conjoined twins, are recovering after a successful 13-hour surgery to separate them.

Conjoined twins separated in Tennessee
Joshua and Jacob Spates, who spent their first 7 months as conjoined twins, are recovering after a successful 13-hour surgery to separate them.

28

Jul

Some worry Tennessee town may become world nuclear waste dumpA contract to process 1,000 tons of Germany’s nuclear waste has some concerned that Oak Ridge could become a destination for the world’s nuclear trash. The city in east Tennessee was founded by scientists who were developing the atomic bomb during World War II. It continues to be a center for the nuclear industry, and it has processed nuclear waste for decades.

Some worry Tennessee town may become world nuclear waste dump
A contract to process 1,000 tons of Germany’s nuclear waste has some concerned that Oak Ridge could become a destination for the world’s nuclear trash. The city in east Tennessee was founded by scientists who were developing the atomic bomb during World War II. It continues to be a center for the nuclear industry, and it has processed nuclear waste for decades.