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3 closed Manhattan Project sites to open for science fest

July 3, 2018 GMT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Three historic sites in New Mexico connected to the development of the world’s first atomic bomb will open for a science festival.

The Los Alamos Monitor reports the Manhattan Project National Historical Park’s sites located “behind the fence” in Los Alamos will be made available to a small crowd next month during ScienceFest 2018.

The sites — Pond Cabin, Battleship Bunker and the Slotin Building — are on property managed by the Department of Energy and are currently off-limits to the public.

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Los Alamos ScienceFest celebrates the history and science of Los Alamos.

Scientists working in the then-secret city of Los Alamos developed the atomic bomb as part of the World War II-era Manhattan Project. The bombs were later dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Information from: Los Alamos Monitor, http://www.lamonitor.com