Monday, November 14, 2005

Retro Nu-Fangled: Operation Plowshare


Stupid cold war ideas...

Excerpt of a US government 1961 propaganda film on the use of nuclear explosives for purposes of excavation in the construction industry. Click the pick to view.

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Operation Plowshare, not to be confused with the anti-nuclear Plowshares Movement, was the overall United States term for the development of techniques to use nuclear explosives for peaceful construction purposes. The phrase was coined in 1961, taken from Isaiah 2:4... It was the U.S. portion of what are called Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNE). The Soviet Union had a similar program of testing as well for many years [1]. The Soviet program was titled Nuclear Explosions for the National Economy.


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