Sites discussing the influence of the development of nuclear energy on popular culture, history, and society including those that discuss the history of the development of nuclear energy either for military or power production purposes.

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Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure
Outlines the Energy Department's work to clean up contamination at DOE legacy sites.
Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion - Introduction
Covers the US failed project to produce atomic powered aircraft. A detailed look at the technology involved as well as materials relating to the reasons the program failed.
Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues
Wide range of vetted, indexed, annotated references for the study of nuclear issues. Collection is searchable and includes books, articles, films, CD-ROMs, and websites.
The American Experience | Race for the Super Bomb
Material from the documentary on the US/Soviet race to develop the hydrogen bomb. Includes a timeline, photographs, the people who were involved, maps, film clips of nuclear tests and a teachers guide.
Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons and Human Rights
A biography of Andrei Sakharov and his contributions to Soviet nuclear weapons research, nuclear fusion, cosmology, human rights, and world peace. Includes a bibliography and links to related sites.
Anti-Nuke Alert
A collection of speeches, articles, and full text documents on nuclear safety, legislation, and treaties. Map of nuclear hazards in the US, links section and NucNews, a collection of news clippings, archive available.
Archive of Nuclear Data
Reports, tables, and statistics on nuclear stockpiles, strategic nuclear forces, and nuclear test programs of the United States, Russia, France, China, and Great Britain.
Atlas Missile Silo
Read about the first generation ICBM missile Silos put into service by the United States Air Force during the early 1960's.
The Atomic Age: A Brief Overview
An overview of the Manhattan Project, the use of the bomb, the development of the Cold War and the physics of nuclear weapons. Includes photographs and a bibliography.
Atomic Archive
Timeline of nuclear weapon development, biographies of atomic scientists, accounts of nuclear tests, arms-control treaties, full text original documents, an image and video gallery, a glossary and teachers guide.
Atomic Bomb - Decision
Documents on the decision to use the atomic bomb.
Atomic Heritage Foundation
A non-profit dedicated to preservation and interpretation of the Manhattan Project and Atomic Age. Information about historic properties, museum exhibits, publications, and documentary films.
Bikini Atoll
Information on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the site of many American nuclear tests in the 1940s and 1950s. Includes a history of the islands and the nuclear tests as well as information on efforts to clean up radioactive contamination and US reparations.
Bobby and the A-Bomb Factory
Provides a free version of Bob Myers' childhood memoir about growing up in the 1950s in the shadow of the Hanford A-Bomb plant.
The Bomb for My Pillow--A Child of the Atomic Age
A young African-American man's reminiscence of growing up in the shadow of nuclear annihilation during the 1950's. Educators may copy it freely.
The Bureau of Atomic Tourism
The Bureau of Atomic Tourism promotes tourist locations that have either been the site of atomic explosions, display exhibits on the development of atomic devices, or contain atomic weapons delivery systems. Includes links to related materials.
Canada's Role in the Atomic Bomb Programs of the US, UK, France & India
A chronology of Canada's contributions to the nuclear weapon programs of several countries. Includes material on the production of plutonium at Chalk River and the accident there, the development and export of CANDU reactors, a picture gallery and other material.
Citizens Nuclear Information Center
Provides updates on the nuclear industry in Japan, follows events in depth that affect the public and publishes informational literature on nuclear topics. English version of a Japanese site.
Conelrad: All Things Atomic
Atomic culture past and present. A clearinghouse of atomic links, articles, photos, and memorabilia of the atomic age.
Frontline: Russian Roulette
Discusses missing nuclear materials from the former Soviet Union, suitcase bombs, interviews, readings, the future of nuclear weapons and the Russian nuclear complex.
Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. - America's First Peacetime Atom Bomb Fatality
Daghlian worked for the Manhattan Project. The site tells his story and serves as a memorial.
Health Physics - Historical Instrumentation Collection
To chronicle the scientific and commercial history of radioactivity and radiation.
History of Nuclear Power Plant Safety
A time line covering the period from the 1940s to the present day and detailing the development of safety features, practices and systems in nuclear power plants. Includes bibliographic references.
In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer
By the Avalon Project of the Yale Law School, has original documents from the findings and recommendation of the Personnel Security Board in the case of Dr. Oppenheimer. Includes letters, and the opinion written by the Atomic Energy Commission.
Leo Szilard Online
Leo Szilard (1898-1964) participated in the American Manhattan Project but afterwards became a leading critic of the Cold War nuclear arms race. Includes biographical information, documents, photos, audio, links.
Living in an Atomic Age
Experiences and references about life during the Atomic Age in Nebraska, the beginning of Strategic Air Command, civil defense and other topics with links.
Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory - Research Library: History
A collection of links from the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory on its role in the history of American nuclear weapons development.
The Manhattan Project Historical Documents
Principal documents include: The Quebec Agreement, The Roosevelt-Churchill Tube Alloys Deal, Interim Committee's Report, Report of the Committee on Political and Social Problems (The Franck Report), and Atomic Energy for Military Purposes (The Smyth Report).
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
A museum covering the historical development of atomic energy and armaments. Includes virtual tours of Manhattan Project, nuclear arms, delivery systems, nuclear non-proliferation, and non-military applications of nuclear technology.
Natural Resources Defense Council - The Internet and the Bomb
A research guide to policy and information about nuclear weapons.
Nevada Site Office - Historical Publications
An abundance of historical information about the United States’ nuclear testing program.
Nevada Site Office - Historical Test Films
Recently declassified footage of nuclear tests with images.
Nike Air Defense Missile
This System was deployed around dozens of major US cities and intended to protect them against bomber attack, describes the system and where they were deployed.
NRC: Our History
A brief history of the agency and its predecessor, the AEC.
Nuclear Age Timeline
Nuclear Age Timeline, The timeline traces the nuclear age from the discovery of x-rays and radioactivity to the explosion of the first atomic bomb through the cold war to its thaw and the cleanup of the nuclear weapons complex.
Nuclear Connection Project
Traces connections between UFO sightings and the history of US nuclear research and development activities.
Nuclear Testing in India and Pakistan: Selected Internet Resources
Information on Indian and Pakistani nuclear weapons research and development. Includes statements, position papers, research and analysis, news coverage and opinion polls, and related information on nuclear proliferation.
The Nuclear Weapon Archive
Discusses the physics of the various types of nuclear weapons and the effects of nuclear explosions. Includes a history, images, and chronology of atomic and thermonuclear weapons testing.
Nuclear Weapon Research on the Internet
In depth collection of links to nuclear news, information, research, searches on nuclear topics, software to model nuclear blast effects, history, commentary, and links pages.
Nuclear Weapons
Information on nuclear weapons design, production, materials, testing and effects both historic and current. Includes diagrams and explanations of the physics and engineering involved in weapons design.
Nuclear Weapons
Database of nuclear explosions, image gallery of test photos of US and other nuclear tests, chronology and background information on nuclear weapons.
Nuke Pop
An examination of the effect of the atomic age on popular culture in America. Deals with everything from mushroom clouds on record covers to movies and comic books.
ORNL: The First 50 Years
History of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from the 1940s to the 1990s, including the Manhattan Project era. Details the building of the lab, addition of facilities, the scientists who worked there, and the surrounding communities.
Purdue Physics - The War Period
Essay on the war time history of the physics department of Purdue University detailing work done there as a part of the Manhattan Project and in physics in general.
Radiation Information Network
Collection of links on the history of radiation and radiation protection.
Scientific Data of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Disaster
Information on the physical, medical and epidemiological effects of the bombing of Nagasaki. Includes the testimony of Dr. Raisuke Shirabe, maps of the destroyed areas, and a list of links for further information.
SRS -- Historical Highlights
Chronology of the Savanna River Site, part of the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex. Covers significant historical developments in the mission and evolution of the facility. Part of a larger site which includes environmental, technological, and general information about the plant.
Titan II ICBM Web Page
Describes the mission and capabilities of the system, includes photos, launch history, diagrams of the components of the missiles and their launch facilities and crew details.
Titan II Missile System
The history of the missile system, includes images and diagrams of the silo and layout of a typical site.
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project
The Brookings Institution studied the history of nuclear weapons development, production, and testing in the United States. Extensive information on historical weapons programs and their costs.
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