Los Alamos Fire officials see similarities with Sarov

by Los Alamos Monitor on November 5th, 2013

About 6,000 miles away, there’s a town in Russia that has a similar history to Los Alamos when it comes to the development of nuclear weaponry and technology.

Sarov, a town located in Nizhny Novgorod region of Russia, has been a major nuclear production facility since 1946.

The two towns also share a similar history when it comes to natural disasters.

In 2000, Los Alamos was ravaged by the Cerro Grande Fire, which came very close to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2010, Sarov went through a similar event when it had to evacuate its nuclear facilities and relocated its nuclear materials as wildfires ravaged the area.

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