Scientists Open Film Vault of American Nuclear Tests

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Lawrence Livermore Laboratory is restoring and preserving the most complete collection of films from America’s role in the era of above-ground nuclear testing.

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Lawrence Livermore Laboratory is restoring and preserving the most complete collection of films from America's role in the era of above-ground nuclear testing. Until the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty finally ended above-ground nuclear testing in 1963, the federal government routinely satisfied the curiosity of military planners with tests like Operation Wigwam - an underwater explosion that happened 500 miles off the coast of San Diego on May 14, 1955.

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