Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Top 10 Civilizations That Mysteriously Disappeared


Throughout our history, most civilizations have either met a slow demise or were wiped out by natural disasters or invasion. But there are a few societies whose disappearance has scholars truly stumped:

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Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory Remains Closed As Wildfires Threaten Facility

Los Alamos Fire: EPA Testing for Radiation -- ABC News

The wildfire that surrounds the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico, has grown to at least 61,000 acres amid mounting concerns about what might be in the smoke that's visible from space.

Such fear has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to bring in air monitors, along with a special airplane that checks for radiation levels. So far officials have not been able to find anything.

"Our facilities and nuclear material are protected and safe," Laboratory Director Dr. Charles McMillan told ABC News.

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More News On The Los Alamos Fire

Los Alamos nuclear laboratory under siege from raging wildfire
-- The Telegraph
Los Alamos nuclear laboratory threatened by wildfire -- The Guardian
Towns near NM fire, nuclear lab wary of smoke -- USA Today
Scientists monitor air as fire burns near NM lab -- Forbes/AP
Fire chief says Los Alamos lab is safe from wildfire -- CNN
Los Alamos nuclear lab to remain closed as New Mexico wildfire nears -- Washington Post
Los Alamos wildfire reaches lab, forces evacuation -- CNET
Mandatory evacuation ordered as blaze threatens Los Alamos -- MSNBC