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Dulce, New Mexico: Project Gasbuggy Atomic Explosion Site Team Field Report

Carson National Forest

BIA J-10, Dulce, NM
From the junction of Hwy 537 and US Hwy 64, drive west on US Hwy 64 for ten miles. Near milepost 115, turn left (south) onto the dirt road BIA J-10 (If you reach the Carson National Forest sign you've gone too far). Drive 7.5 miles south on BIA J-10. Bear right to enter Carson National Forest, marked by a cattle guard. You'll see a sign, "Gas Buggy 1, Cedar Springs 5." Continue to the site, which will be straight ahead in a large open meadow.
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Project Gasbuggy Atomic Explosion Site

A sign in a field marks the site of a novel experiment in the use of nuclear weapons: explode them underground to release natural gas! Report...

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Project Gasbuggy Atomic Explosion Site

The Gasbuggy site is in a beautiful meadow surrounded by Ponderosa Pine forest. There is a Forest Service sign marking the site, as well as a brass plaque placed by the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Mines, the Atomic Energy Commission (now the Department of Energy), and the El Paso Gas Company. Several concrete slabs and what look like monitoring steel pipes dot the area.

[Wm Breiland, 07/28/2012]

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