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Classified US nuclear test films saved for posterity

The footage consists of reels of top secret film of above ground nuclear tests that were ...

Because of their top secret status, about 10,000 reels of film recording the 210 above-ground Nuclear tests conducted by the United States between 1945 and 1962 were allowed to rot in high-security vaults across the country. Now partly declassified, they are the focus of a project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) that has spent the past five years transferring the decomposing images to digital format so as to preserve their content.

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Category: Military

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  • History
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Nuclear weapons
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