The Little-Known Town Of Parachute, Colorado Is Home To A Historic Nuclear Test Site

A long time ago in a town not so far away lies one of Colorado’s most toxic places, not because of run-off from mines or regular human waste, but rather from a 40-kiloton nuclear bomb that was tested by the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Today, the town of Parachute, Colorado is dubbed the “Western Gateway to the Rockies,” but this seemingly innocent town holds a toxic secret that many Coloradans have yet to hear:

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Address: Parachute, CO 81635, USA