Alaska

Russisk: Alaxsxaq / Det objekt [halvø], mod hvilket havets bevægelse er rettet. Amerikansk delstat med grænse til Canada og med kystlinjer til Det arktiske hav, Bering-strædet og Stillehavet.
Natur: Vulkaner og gejsere.
Historie: Før Columbus: Den amerikanske regering købte Alaska af Rusland i 1867, og området optages som USA's delstat nummer 49 den 3. januar 1959.
Dele af Aleutian řerne var besat af Japan under Anden verdenskrig - MacGarrigle, George L.: Aleutian Islands: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II. U.S. Army Center of Military History, CMH Pub 72-6. ND - 28 s. - ISBN: 9780160358821
- http://archive.org/details/AleutianIslands
Militær: Alaskan Command
Tre underjordiske atomvåbenforsøg, ved Amchitka øen, 1965-1971. Oplysninger om forsøgene er stadig skjulte eller maskerede som klassificeret information, men Greeepeace konkluderer, at 'Cannikin atomprøvesprængningstedet på Amchitka, området for den største underjordiske atom-prøvesprængning i amerikansk historie er utæt. Elementer af radioaktivitet siver ud i Beringshavet via White Alice Creek / 'The Cannikin nuclear test site on Amchitka, the site of the largest underground nuclear test in U.S. history is leaking long-lived transuranic radioactivity into the Bering Sea via White Alice Creek. Two biological samples taken by Greenpeace researchers from White Alice Creek downgradient from Cannikin revealed the presence of americium-241, a beta decay product of plutonium-241. Americium-241 in the environmental samples indicates the presence of plutonium isotopes in the groundwater-surface water system at Amchitka. One of the two stream samples contained plutonium-239/-240. The plutonium-239 used to trigger the Cannikin fusion explosion (possibly 9-11 pounds of plutonium-239 2) was co-produced with plutonium-240 and plutonium-241 in a nuclear reactor designed to create weaponsgrade plutonium'.
Aktuelle militære baser i Alaska
Se også: Alaska Virtual Library and Digital Archives ; Distant Early Warning Line ; US High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program ; Ground-Based Midcourse Defense, Alaska ; Operation Windstorm.

Religion: The Russian Orthodox Church of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and its relation to Native American traditions : an attempt at a multicultural society, 1794-1912. / : Vyacheslav Ivanov; Washington : Library of Congress, 1997. - 66 s. ; Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-59).

Litteratur

Alaska (1967).
National Archives - Alaska - National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. - This film is a documentary on the mineral wealth and public lands of Alaska, including the Indian tribes. - http://www.archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.649115
Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation II:Background on Amchitka, 2005. - 18 s.
http://www.cresp.org/Amchitka/Amchitka_Final_Report/index_FinalReport.html
Hydrogeologic assessment of the Amchitka Island nuclear test site Alaska with magnetotellurics / Martyn Unsworth, Wolfgang Soyer, Volkan Tuncer, Anna Wagner, og David Barnes. Geophysics,vol. 72, no. 3 May-June 2007; p. b47–b57
Formerly used Defense Sites in the Norton Sound Region: Location, History of Use, Contaminants Present, And Status of Clean-Up Efforts. Prepared for Alaska Community Action on Toxics / Mimi Hogan, Sandra Christopherson and Ann Rothe. 2006. - 47 s.
Miller, Pam: Nuclear Flashback: Report of a Greenpeace Scientific Expedition to Amchitka Island, Alaska – Site of the Largest Underground Nuclear Test in U.S. History. Greenpeace, 1996 - 33 s.
Nevada Environmental Restoration Project: Subsurface Completion Report for Amchitka Underground Nuclear Test Sites: Long Shot, Milrow, and Cannikin, 2006. - 63 s.
United States Nuclear Tests, July 1945 through September 1992.
U.S. Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office, DOE/NV--209-REV 15, December 2000.


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