Today in Atomic Test History – July 13

Atomic Tests

The large crater left from Merrimac underground test on July 13, 1962.

MYSTERY WIRE — On this day, July 13, one test was conducted.

The United States has officially conducted 1,054 atomic tests, many of them at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and others at Bikini Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, Christmas Island, and other Pacific Ocean locations.

The testing began July 16, 1945 with Trinity near Alamogordo, New Mexico and continued until September 23, 1992 with Divider, part of Operation Julin.


July 13, 1962

Operation Storax – Merrimac
NNSS
Underground
20 kt

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