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Confidential

After World War II another use was found for the 149 ammunition igloos that dotted the…

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Confidential

Category Architectural / Ghost Towns / Large / Medium / Small
Date October 18, 2015

After World War II another use was found for the 149 ammunition igloos that dotted the landscape in Alvira, PA. Behind these doors, tons of radioactive waste produced during the Manhattan Project was once stored. Because the Pennsylvania Ordinance Works was no longer storing ammunition, these igloos were deemed an optimum spot for waste storage. The nuclear waste has since been cleaned up and tests performed there several years ago showed no traces of radioactive material.

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