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File:Project Chariot plans.jpg

Plans to use five thermonuclear explosions to create an artificial harbour at Cape Thompson, Alaska, for Project Chariot in 1958. It was eventually cancelled amid controversy and protest. The outer-outline represents the "full scale" plan, which would require detonations totalling 2.4 megatons. The inner outline is a scaled down version, of 460 kilotons. It would be eventually scaled down to 280 kilotons.

  • Source: Scanned from Dan O'Neill, The Firecracker Boys (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994).
    • License: Identified as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory image.

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