Atomic Weapons Graveyards - Art

Images of places where Atomic Weapons, Atomic bomb prep, planning, or delivery system tests have taken place. All are in the USA behind fences, occasionally available for public visits by special permission, and these days that mans being on a bus. In the logo picture, kids play on a mockup of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima nicknamed 'Fat Man', presumably for Winston Churchill. I have been inside the fence at the NTS ten times. Each new visit was eye-opening as every time I visited I saw more evidence of a government running amok with militarized nuclear development. Dr. Glenn Seaborg, co-inventor of plutonium Pu) once told me that "We had to beat the Russians." as the justification for spending $3 trillion on the development of atomic weapons. The Nevada Test Site (NTS), now called the Nevada National Security Site and its managers have been trying to paint a rosier picture on what it is they do there, and from time to time change the name. It began as the NTS managed by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and almost immediately they began inviting politicians to watch bomb tests on Yucca Flat. JFK visited on a day nothing other than his visit was taking place. Glenn Seaborg, referring to testing at Bikini Atoll in 1946, told me ".. we knew the boys were going to get quite a dose." Most died young, including my father. John Wayne and 46 crew members on the Conqueror set in Snow Canyon died from radiation poisoning after being hit with fallout from an atomic weapons test. Radiation is nothing to mess with and our government has sold its safety to us for years. I know, it's not really that bad and it only kills some people. The problem is nobody knows who will die and who won't until years later.

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