This section of WestWeb provides information about the history of Atomic weapons, testing, and energy in the West. Like much of the rest of WestWeb, it is constantly changing and developing. Under General Atomic History you will find links to general information on atomic history. Under Western Atomic History, you will find links to information specifically on Western Atomic history, such as U.S. Government information on the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Under Atomic Images, you will find direct links to pictures related to atomic history available online.
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General Atomic History
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Human Radiation Experiments Homepage.
To obtain a list of all known atomic blasts and nuclear tests: gopher to
wealaka.okgeosurvey1.gov and select
catalog of known nuclear explosions. You'll find a detailed list of every nuclear bomb detonated, from the Trinity test in New Mexico onwards, with the date, location, yield, type, and country that detonated it.
The Atomic Archive, a companion site to the CD-ROM The Atomic Age. This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb.
Information about Peter Bacon Hales's upcoming Atomic Spaces: Living on the Manhattan Project.
Documents on the decision to use the atomic bomb are reproduced at Atomic Bomb: Decision in e-text form.
Bombshell Atomic Espionage Website is a theory-laden site "Devoted to running news and commentary about the book Bombshell: The Secret Story of America's Unknown Atomic Spy Conspiracy, Joseph Albright and Marcia Kunstel (Times Books, 1997)."
An Australian paper discussing the safety of nuclear power reactors.
The Bureau of Atomic Tourism is dedicated to the promotion of tourist locations around the world that have either been the site of atomic explosions, display exhibits on the development of atomic devices, or contain vehicles that were designed to deliver atomic weapons.
The University of California, Berkeley's Department of Nuclear Engineering has a huge collection of information on all aspects of atomic energy.
Western Atomic History
The Trinity Atomic Web Site tells the story of nuclear weapons, using Trinity as a focus point.
The Los Alamos Historical Museum has both artifacts of Anasazi settlement of the area and of the Atomics industry which Los Alamos Labs spawned.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office encompasses the Hanford Site.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory welcome page, Los Alamos National Laboratory History page, the LANL Research Library of Nuclear Information, and the Los Alamos History Publications pages are all run by the U.S. government.
The Life and Times of The Manhattan Project site deals with the setting up and execution of the Manhattan Project.
Seattle Times science reporter Bill Dietrich and photographer Alan Berner detail the history, impacts and future of atomic weapons and nuclear power at the Seattle Times Trinity Web. This World Wide Web site provides a rich source of information and links for anyone interested in the development of the nuclear age.
An "Unofficial Trinity Site" page deals with the Trinity Site's history.
A UFO/paranormal site yields a lot of information about the Nevada Test Site; the N.T.S. adjoins the famous "Area 51."
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