"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).
Jae C. Hong/AP
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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