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Bomb contaminants where you live

Lena Groeger, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Abrahm Lustgarten, reporting for ProPublica with a searchable map of sites in need of bomb cleanup: The military spends more than a billion dollars a year to clean up sites its operations have contaminated with toxic waste and explosives. These sites exist in every state in the country. Some are located near schools, residential neighborhoods, rivers and lakes. A full map of these sites...

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Nuclear detonations from 1945 to present

There have been over 2,000 nuclear detonations since 1945. Orbital Mechanics mapped each documented test in animated form. It's mostly about mood and the individual explosions. More journal-like, although not much annotation unfortunately. x Red represents atmospheric explosions, yellow represents underground, and blue represents underwater. See also artist Isao Hashimoto's rendition from a few years ago. It's the same data with an entirely different feel. x [via kottke] Tags: animation,...

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