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Jun 23–Jun 30, 2017
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Abandoned Avanhard Stadium of Pripyat
One of the most poignant ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the local football team's stadium has been quickly reclaimed by nature.
Added by Luke J Spencer
North Korea's Nuclear Test Site Spent the Weekend Hosting Volleyball
Satellites spotted some unexpected heat.
April 20, 2017
The Behind-the-Scenes Story of an Unplanned Meltdown at America’s First Nuclear Power Reactor
Ray Haroldsen didn't really notice anything was wrong.
April 11, 2017
John E. Edwards Particle Accelerator
A rare particle accelerator with a tremendous energy range is tucked away at Ohio University.
Added by Kavya Ram Mohan
Butte County, Idaho
The Experimental Breeder Reactor-I
Explore the history of atomic energy at the world's very first nuclear power plant!
Xianning Shi, China
Underground Project 131
This Cold War-era underground city includes offices for Mao Zedong and Lin Biao.
Added by AaronNetsky
Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to YouTube
Mushroom clouds galore.
March 16, 2017
Chernobyl by Day, Kyiv by Night
Explore Ukraine's complicated past and fascinating present through hidden passages, towering monuments, lively meals, and living history.
Cold War Horse
A stark reminder of the huge nuclear weapons plant that once stood on the site and its effect on the surrounding area.
Added by tim lapointe
Five Landmarks of Atomic Nevada
Echoes of the hundreds of nuclear tests conducted in Nevada during the atomic age.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Found: Melted Uranium Rods, Lost at Fukushima
Six years after the disaster, Tepco may have found its lost nuclear debris.
January 31, 2017
One Architect's Spectacular Vision for a Spherical Subterranean City
New Yorkers would weather nuclear attack in an underground metropolis.
January 16, 2017
In the 1960s, Telegraph Poles Were Equipped With Nuclear Bomb Alarms
They were simple-looking white canisters.
January 11, 2017
Nuclear Shelter 10-Z
A former top secret nuclear fallout shelter now operates like a hotel stuck in the Cold War.
Added by ahvenas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Back in 1952, you could get a mushroom cloud chaser with your atomic cocktail.
Added by Anne Reddington
Chernobyl’s Rogue Reactor Finally Gets a Better Dome
The massive structure has been slowly moving across the landscape for weeks.
November 28, 2016
The iconic D.C. restaurant where the Cuban Missile Crisis was negotiated, now a Walgreens.
Added by Meg
Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum
This unassuming museum's slogan translates to “there is a limit of sadness, anxiety has no limits."
Added by emmastargirl
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