What better way to celebrate this sacred American holiday than by watching the an old coal plant get the shit blown out of it? This complex helped create the nuclear bomb that leveled Nagasaki. Now, it's debris. Karma?
The installation seen imploded here wasn't itself a nuclear reactor, but a coal-burning facility that sent juice to the Hanford Site nuke plant. I must say—the Department of Energy really filmed this one tastefully. Such a variety of angles! The haunting imagery of smoking rubble! Did someone want to be a film student instead of go to engineering school? [via The Atlantic]