Monday, January 24, 2011

Nevada Test Site

A lone wooden two story test home used in an atmospheric nuclear detonation experiment back in the 1950's.
Nearly 1000 nuclear devices were detonated at the Nevada test-site between 1951-1992.
People in Las Vegas would often see and feel the detonations from the strip hotels.
The test-site is no longer used due to the Comprehensible Test Ban Treaty that was signed in 1992.
Most of the site is still highly radioactive, monthly tours are available.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1998