Area 5

Friday, 27th April 2007 by

"Area 5" is part of the Nevada Test Site where, along with other more famous areas, America has for decades tested various underground nukes, bombs and maybe even alien spacecraft.

A large part of Area 5 is used as storage for radioactive waste and what we see here is deep trenches dug in the sand. These trenches are then filled with large containers of radioactive waste and covered over.

Some of this radioactive material can be pretty nasty and the worst of it is known as "Transuranic Waste" which, according to Wikipedia, means

Waste containing more then 100 nanocuries of alpha-emitting transuranic isotopes per gram of waste with half-lives greater than 20 years.

More information on Area 5 and the Nevada Test Site.

Thanks: rotenman