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US Nuclear Weapons Complex Google Map

Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues' Google map of US nuclear weapons complex sites

The US Nuclear Weapons Complex Google Map contains the important locations of the offices, some control centers, mines, mills, plants, laboratories, and test sites that comprised the U.S. nuclear complex from World War II through 2017. More information for many of the sites is available in “The Traveler’s Guide to Nuclear Weapons, A Journey Through America’s Cold War Battlefields” by James Maroncelli and Timothy Karpin (

Locations can be accessed directly by clicking on their map pins or selected from sections in the legend on the left side of the map. The sections are organized to follow the progression of nuclear materials from mining to weapons testing. A unique color code identifies the locations in each section. Page numbers in the “Guide” refer to “The Traveler’s Guide to Nuclear Weapons,” available as a CD ROM from the website identified above.

Additional Credits:

“Wastelands; America’s Forgotten Nuclear Legacy” – ( – Wall Street Journal.

“Linking Legacies: Connecting the Cold War Nuclear Weapons Production Processes to Their Environmental Consequences” ( – U.S. Department of Energy.

The Atomic Heritage Foundation – (

Editor: Frank A. Settle, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Contributors: James Maroncelli, Environmental Scientist / Industrial Historian, Historical Odysseys Publishers. Lacey, WA

Timothy Karpin, Geoscientist / Industrial Historian, Historical Odysseys Publishers, Sacramento, CA