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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

06

Dec

Satellites could detect rogue nuclear testsThe technique uses GPS and radio telescopes to detect underground nuclear tests using waves that travel from the blast into the upper atmosphere.

Satellites could detect rogue nuclear tests
The technique uses GPS and radio telescopes to detect underground nuclear tests using waves that travel from the blast into the upper atmosphere.

30

Oct

Could nuking a hurricane stop it?Scientist says no; not only would nukes not prevent hurricane, they might even help it by feeding it energy.

Could nuking a hurricane stop it?
Scientist says no; not only would nukes not prevent hurricane, they might even help it by feeding it energy.

14

Aug

Mutant butterflies found emerging from Fukushima radiationResearchers also discover that the mutations are spreading rapidly through subsequent generations.

Mutant butterflies found emerging from Fukushima radiation
Researchers also discover that the mutations are spreading rapidly through subsequent generations.

02

May

Science ensures North Korea nuclear test would be no secretThousands of earthquake specialists would be able to measure the seismic waves from any underground blast and alert the world in real-time.

Science ensures North Korea nuclear test would be no secret
Thousands of earthquake specialists would be able to measure the seismic waves from any underground blast and alert the world in real-time.

09

Jan

A relatively new trend, nuclear tourism involves traveling to significant sites in atomic history. These destinations include nuclear testing sites, “secret cities” involved in the Manhattan Project and the locations of nuclear disasters. While such sites are scattered throughout the world, several are located in the U.S., the birthplace of the nuclear bomb, and many are still cloaked in secrecy, allowing tours just once a year. 12 nuclear tourism destinations

A relatively new trend, nuclear tourism involves traveling to significant sites in atomic history. These destinations include nuclear testing sites, “secret cities” involved in the Manhattan Project and the locations of nuclear disasters. While such sites are scattered throughout the world, several are located in the U.S., the birthplace of the nuclear bomb, and many are still cloaked in secrecy, allowing tours just once a year.
12 nuclear tourism destinations

06

Jun

Nuclear radiation causes more boys than girlsNew study finds that nuclear radiation from bomb tests and power plant accidents leads to the birth of more boys than girls.

Nuclear radiation causes more boys than girls
New study finds that nuclear radiation from bomb tests and power plant accidents leads to the birth of more boys than girls.

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Apr

25

Apr

This day in history...

April 25

The General Land Office is established, and Chernobyl explodes.

12

Apr

Japan raises nuclear crisis level to same as Chernobyl

A level 7 incident means a major release of radiation with a widespread health and environmental impact, while a 5 level is a limited release of radioactive material, with several deaths, according to the IAEA.