Category Archives: Nuclear

When an H-Bomb Dropped near Albuquerque

Albuquerque has long had a nuclear legacy. One part of it was the time when a hydrogen bomb was accidentally dropped in Albuquerque. On May 22, 1957, a B-36 bomber was flying from Biggs Air Force Base in Texas to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weapons in Space, by Karl Grossman (2001)

Weapons in Space is a booklet published in 2001 by Seven Stories Press as part of its Open Media Pamphlet Series. Written by journalist Karl Grossman, who also wrote about the potential dangers of nuclear-powered spacecraft like the Cassini. This … Continue reading

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NRC Furloughed During Shutdown

From the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Website (www.nrc.gov): Due to the lapse in government funding, the NRC’s website was last updated on October 9, 2013, and will not be updated until further notice. Normal business activities (including public meetings) are suspended. … Continue reading

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Los Alamos, the Nuclear City on The Hill

In the northern part of the state of New Mexico there is the city of Los Alamos, birthplace of the atomic bomb and a place that makes up a significant part of the military colonization in the state. What makes … Continue reading

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Modern New Mexico Shaped by Big Military Projects – NMBW

This article from the New Mexico Business Weekly earlier this year gives an overview of how the economy and society of modern New Mexico was shaped by the military colonization of the state.  The nuclear and high tech research brought … Continue reading

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The National Atomic Museum

This is a postcard from the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, back when it was based on Kirtland Air Force Base.  I went there once when I was younger going with my dad.  It was one of the few places … Continue reading

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Prequels to Mini-Nukes

Reference: by Thomas Dowler and Joseph H. Howard II. “Countering the Threat of a Well-Armed Tyrant: A Modest Proposal for Small Nuclear Weapons.”  Strategic Review.  XIX, No. 4 (Fall 1991).  Pg. 34-40. 

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