To Die For

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When the AEC was forced to take atomic testing underground due to the Limited Test Ban of 1963, they drilled mile-deep holes into which they lowered tests and instrumentation. This hole was 88″ (223cm) in diameter and 5000+ feet deep. This is not a hole into which one would like to fall. So the crews built ‘shaft collars’ and some got festooned with humorous signs. This one sits in Area 25.
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