Greetings From the Most Bombed Place on Earth
May 8th, 2009 in Breaking News
Greetings From the Most Bombed Place on Earth | NBC Los Angeles.
It’s located north of Las Vegas. Those who visit can’t take pictures or bring their cell phones.
But the government recently allowed rare access to the area known as the “Most Bombed Place on Earth.”
It’s the Nevada Test Site.
Tourists come from all over. Many wait months, even years to board a tour bus for the 65-mile ride.
Between 1951 and 1992, the U.S. government tested 928 nuclear bombs on this controversial area the size of Rhode Island.
It’s a two-hour journey to the pock-marked landscape that bears the scars of America’s nuclear testing program.
“You are right at ground zero,” said Darwin Morgan, a spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration in Las Vegas. “What you are seeing right here is where an atmospheric test went off in May off 1955.
“Not everything was destroyed. A lot of people think everything gets vaporized, but they don’t.”
That’s why people come here — to see what’s left.
Sources: Greetings From the Most Bombed Place on Earth | NBC Los Angeles
Greetings From the Most Bombed Place on Earth | NBC Los Angeles