Fifty years ago this week a nuclear explosion was detonated deep underground in Garfield County Colorado. It was Project Rulison and it was part of an effort to find peaceful uses for nuclear weaponry and it was trying to unlock natural gas. Ultimately that gas was unusable due to radiation contamination and it wasn’t pursued as a means of fossil fuel extraction.
Chester McQueary is one of the organizers of an event this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary.
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