The corridor leading to the nuclear storage areas
The Tunnel Vault facility was used both for weapons development and pure research
The vault where components of nuclear weapons were stored before testing
The Tunnel Vault is built into the wall of Los Alamos conayon
Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the United States' nuclear arsenal was developed
The 230-foot concrete tunnel leading to the vault
A secret of Cold War came to light recently with Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico releasing a video tour of what was once one of the most secret and secure locations in the United States. For decades, Tunnel Vault was used to house nuclear weapon components, but the now declassified facility has now become an artifact of the Dr. Strangelove age.
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