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- proper n. The era, starting in the 1950s, during which nuclear energy was developed, and in which it was thought that all energy would be provided by such sources.
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"Nuclear archaeology" itself is an interesting term because for the most part, nuclear waste is something you don't want to dig up, and few would find it to be of historical interest, but the history of the Atomic Age is coming into its own, so it makes sense that all nuclear waste is not equal: the earliest example of man-made plutonium is held by the Smithsonian.
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