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Nuke Test (1961) Creates Massive Hollow Cavity

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posted on May, 31 2007 @ 12:28 AM
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NUKE TEST (1961) CREATES MASSIVE HOLLOW CAVITY

-from Tal Levesque's News Report: May 30, 2007

by Tal Levesque:

Have you ever heard about the underground NUKE experiment
near Carlsbad Caverns ?
Project Gnome
www.wipp.energy.gov...

December 10, 1961
It was the first test as part of the "Plowshare" program.
Later, they NUKED Underground near DULCE, N.M. (Project "Gasbuggy").

The Plowshare Program was created in the late fifties to explore the possible use of nuclear explosive devices for "peaceful uses".

From 1961-73, researchers carried out 27 separate experiments under Project Plowshare, setting off 35 nuclear detonations.
Most of the tests were conducted at the Nevada Test Site,
but some were also conducted in New Mexico and Colorado.

Beyond the Nevada Test Site (NTS), nuclear testing activities were conducted at eight locations in five different states as part of the Nuclear Weapons Testing, the Vela Uniform, and the Plowshare Programs. As part of the Plowshare Program, nuclear tests were conducted at two sites near Rifle, Colorado (Rulison and Rio Blanco), southwest of Dulce, New Mexico (Project Gasbuggy),
and near Carlsbad, New Mexico (Project Gnome-Coach).

As part of the Vela Uniform Program, nuclear tests were conducted near Fallon, Nevada (Project Shoal), on Amchitka Island, Alaska (Project Long Shot), and near Hattiesburg, Mississippi, (Projects Salmon and Sterling).

Project Gnome:
The nuclear device was emplaced 1,184 feet underground in bedded salt at the end of a 1,116 ft hooked tunnel. The Gnome device was detonated with a yield of 3.1 kilotons.
The NUKE created a massive HOLLOW Cavity.

Re-entry excavation began six days after the test, and the cavity was entered about 6 months later on May 17, 1962.
Re-entry was through an underground tunnel excavated parallel to the original one.
The roughly hemispheric cavity measuring 160-170 feet in diameter (larger than the base of the dome of the U. S. Capitol building) and 60-80 feet high (equivalent to a 7-8 story building) is shown in the attached photo and at this web site :
www.wipp.energy.gov...

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So, all these rumors of artifcially created "underground cavities and caverns" and even some "underground bases" and "facilities" may not necessarily be just a figment of people's imaginations?

Consider this:

WAS DULCE, NEW MEXICO, A NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING GROUND?
www.hometown.aol.com...




posted on May, 31 2007 @ 12:45 AM
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Pretty cool stuff. I wonder if they used this to build anything. Be a quick way to build a bunker real fast. If you could clean it up...I had heard about this when I worked in Las Cruces just word of mouth.



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 03:58 AM
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Originally posted by Norio Hayakawa
NUKE TEST (1961) CREATES MASSIVE HOLLOW CAVITY
So, all these rumors of artifcially created "underground cavities and caverns" and even some "underground bases" and "facilities" may not necessarily be just a figment of people's imaginations?


The problem with underground nuclear explosions is the residual long term radiation, as well as the massive geoligical damage to the surrounding area making use of these caverns practically impossible.

No one is debating whether its possible to create massive underground voids. Its the use of those voids that is under debate.



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