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Beach Volleyball & Plutonium, Together at Last

Friday, December 6, 2013
Posted by Scott Yundt

Livermore Lab has installed a beach volleyball court, sand and all, right next to the main Plutonium Facility (Building 332) inside the so-called “Superblock,” which contains the bulk of the Lab’s nuclear materials.

Beach volleyball and deadly plutonium are strange bedfellows. Indeed, Foreign Policy magazine noted the Dr. Strangelove nature of the juxtaposition and pointed out, "the plant's scientists could be handling materials used in weapons capable of annihilating millions of people one hour, only to be playing beach volleyball the next."

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