Nuclear Testing Continues at the Bay Area’s Lawrence Livermore Lab

Via Media Roots:

If you think nuclear testing is now only done on computers, think again. Abby and Robbie Martin grew up in Pleasanton, CA, a city located ten miles from the Lawrence Livermore Lab (LLL), a secret nuclear weapons production facility. They initially set out to explore the psychological impacts of taking nuclear testing into virtual space. But as their investigation unfolded, they found that the LLL—in conjunction with Site 300—have built an impressive greenwashing PR campaign cloaking a dark reality.

Despite a moratorium on nuclear testing, the nuclear arms race continues unabated at very high costs. In addition to the startling cases of LLL’s mismanagement of dangerous materials and ‘accidental’ releases, the facilities are still testing every radioactive component of a nuclear bomb in open air, according to sources.

Childhood cancer rates are six times higher for children born in Livermore; and the amount of radiation that has been expelled from the lab since its inception is equivalent to that released from the bombing of Hiroshima. Most disturbingly, the Livermore community is largely unaware of what the lab is actually doing and what its potential impacts are on its health and the environment.

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  • Radioactive

    Has anyone tried driving around there with a gieger counter?

  • Haystack

    “They initially set out to explore the psychological impacts of taking nuclear testing into virtual space.”

    Eh? Have they been giving people in Second Life PTSD or something? 

  • Camron Wiltshire

    Great work Abby!  Thank you for making this piece.

  • conspiracyDipshits

    secret research? LLL has been doing work on fusion for some time now, be more paranoid please

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    Either radioactivity is far over rated for dangers to humans, or These folks are really really frucked – even  facing future DNA damage? Animals surviving in Chernobyl area today, much seemingly normal vegetation there too? Even older residents that refuse to move away, surviving? Where is the truth? Could we actually have safe cheap energy from back-yard reactors? Is this the big ‘secret”?

  • Bigal

    Pure war based research sold as a good idea to save humanity. We bought pet rocks while the sinister ones took over.

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