Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cold War nuclear weapons storage facility video now available

Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bio-science, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

Cold War nuclear weapons storage facility video now available 

Down a remote canyon near Los Alamos National Laboratory lies a facility known as the "Tunnel Vault," once one of the most secret and secure locations in the United States, it's the original post-WWII nuclear stockpile storage area. 

 Located in Los Alamos canyon at Technical Area 41, the Tunnel Vault was built between 1948 and 1949.  The facility has a formidable security perimeter, a hardened guard tower—complete with gun ports and bulletproof glass—and a series of gates and doors that lead to a 230-foot long concrete tunnel that goes straight into the canyon wall.
 
For the rest of the story: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-cold-war-nuclear-weapons-storage.html

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