Atomic City, USA: how once-secret Los Alamos became a millionaire's enclave
Thanks for bringing back a lot of great memories! Glad you liked the post! We enjoyed Pickles so much, we ate there twice! It helped that it was right next to our hotel. Treated bad in both incidents. Had some one film him going to a yard sale so they took his disability away from him that he paid into for 20 years.
Atomic City, Idaho - Wikipedia
Have family still there but driving through the site area makes me sick. My husband that was killed is really tough as his family has never been told of his death. I never met them and to think every day that he is coming home is just really hard. You said not to be shy so at least let the truth be printed.
It would be nice if a plaque was put out for the 2 young men that lost their lives. I like this page. With the exception of living in S. Idaho, not far from Arco and Atomic City, all my life.
There is a lot of history, even if kept quiet, in S. I currently live in Atomic City, just moved there in late December. Yeah it is quirky here, but the quiet is a great change for me from where I was before. Another town further away that I find nice is Carey. Want through there first time 15 years ago.
Hair on neck stood up and we adios ed in a hurry. Went through again this July. Place is cleaned up,but still whacked. This resulted in the reactor going prompt critical, which caused power and temperature to rise very fast. We spent the night in Arco this summer on our way to visit Craters of the Moon.
We sort of stumbled upon it. Though, I being a stranger traveling through this town, felt a deep sadness. My condolences for your great losses. Took a cross country trip and spent a day in Arco about 10 years ago. This article brings back tons of memories lol. The class years on the rocks overlooking the whole town, Main Street has a little bar that was awesome. I am Shocked to read the population was at though!
There were 16 households out of which one has a child under the age of 18 living with them, six are married couples living together, and nine are non-families. Nine households are made up of individuals, and two have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. In the city, the population was spread out with one person under the age of 18, one from 18 to 24, two from 25 to 44, twelve from 45 to 64, and eight who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 58 years. Ten citizens are females and fifteen were males; one of the males was under None of those under the age of 18 and half of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. It was home of Experimental Breeder Reactor I , the world's first electricity-generating nuclear power plant.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. City in Idaho, United States. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 26, Retrieved June 9, Archived from the original on For years it has also struggled with its reputation as the heroin overdose capital of America. Hunner describes the disparity between Los Alamos and neighbouring towns as almost inevitable.
The environmental impact of living next door to a nuclear research lab is another sore issue. The carcinogenic plume of hexavalent chromium , meanwhile, which was discovered 10 years ago, is migrating towards nearby Native lands and the regional aquifer. Los Alamos sits on a hill at more than 7,ft 2, metres above sea level. The single, steep road to the town winds through picturesque northern New Mexico: On a sunny September afternoon, the town is calm and peaceful. A perfectly landscaped and manicured pond is surrounded by a park of bright green grass.
A young couple pushes a baby in a stroller. Inside a supermarket in Los Alamos, there are fine wines on sale along with cigars, stored in a purpose-built humidor. A grand new municipal building stands on the side of the main street — much larger than one might expect in such a small town.
But while Los Alamos is clean and orderly with hints of privilege, its affluence is relatively understated. McClenahan has lived here for more than 15 years. Her husband does environmental work at the lab. Most families have at least one person working at the laboratory. There are fabulous schools.
And yet references to war and nuclear weapons are everywhere. Research at the lab today includes fields like climate change, supercomputing and astrophysics. But still nuclear weapons is the dominant subject. Pete Sheehey, a Los Alamos county councillor, first moved to the town 30 years ago from California while finishing a PhD in physics. And we are working to increase tourism as well. Already Los Alamos receives tens of thousands of visitors each year to see the place where the atomic bomb was developed, says McClenahan.