Originally posted by JackJuice
Apparently they set off a nuclear bomb to create a cavity to collect natural gas.
A lot of misinformation out there so i'm not sure what to think.
Originally posted by semperfi221
Well Hmm A nuke wow, anyone else have any information, this is shaping up to be cool, i just bought a new vid camera, when i was a kid in bradford county jets used to make low passes all the time, my grandparents would get pissed becasue the rumble would knock stuff off the walls i rember a jet piolet waving to me once thats how low they were one time the were so low the water in my grand parents pond rippled
An interesting caper in the 1967-69 time frame was Project Ketch. This venture by Columbia Gas and US Atomic Energy Commission proposed the detonation of nuclear devices for the formation of underground caverns for the storage of natural gas. The project was part of Project Gasbuggy in the Plowshares Program (peaceful uses of atomic energy). The facility was to be sited near Renovo in Clinton County. Due in large part to public uproar, the project was eventually canceled.
The Pennsylvania location would allow the AEC
to demonstrate the purported scientific and practical feasibility of Plowshare
ideas. Importantly, such a location needed to be marginal: marginality of the
place and its people was a necessary condition for Project Ketch to be realized.
A discourse of economic development was significant for constructing margin-
ality: a human and physical landscape could be made worthy of a nuclear blast
by configuring the selected ground zero and its people as economically needy
and socially underdeveloped.