Originally Posted by ol trunt
I started reading the story you posted... Then I started thinking about I-40's completion date, and found this tidbit
"From 1963 to 1966, the US government considered a plan, part of Operation Plowshare, to use atomic bombs to excavate a path for I-40 through California. The project was scuttled largely due to the cost of developing the explosives and due to the unavailability of a "clean bomb".
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