In this episode, I get a tour of a former nuclear weapons test site near Baxterville, Mississippi from a regional forester. The U.S. government conducted two underground nuclear weapons in the 1960s, making this one of my most surprising discoveries over the course of my trip.

Special thanks to the Outrider Foundation, the Jubitz Family Foundation, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies for providing funding and support.

Image Credits:

1. Salt Dome graphic – U.S. Department of Energy

2. Image of Salmon device – U.S. Department of Energy



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