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July 17, 2015 Seventy years ago this week, in the New Mexico desert, U.S. Army scientists detonated the first atom bomb. NYU physics professor Benjamin Bederson was among those who worked on the Manhattan Project.
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Former Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear physicist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni was sentenced Wednesday to five years in jail.
January 29, 2015 Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni is sentenced to five years after telling FBI agents posing as Venezuelan officials that he could design and supervise the building of 40 nuclear bombs.
"Atomic Ed" Grothus at the Black Hole surplus story in Los Alamos, N.M., in 2008.
September 17, 2012 "Atomic Ed" Grothus spent his life collecting surplus equipment from the nation's foremost nuclear weapons lab — the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory. He died in 2009. Now his family is holding a liquidation sale.
June 29, 2011 In other news: Officials say nuclear materials are safe from New Mexico wildfire and that nuclear power plants are safe from flooding in Nebraska.
Flames light the sky near Los Alamos, N.M., early Tuesday, (June 28, 2011).
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June 28, 2011 More than 12,000 people have evacuated the area. Flames have consumed more than 44,000 acres. A small blaze on the lab's property was contained, however.
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