There were a total of 1,021 nuclear tests completed between 1951 and 1992. Anyone involved in these tests were put in fluctuating levels of danger. The U.S. government wanted to do something to honor participants. This led to the creation of nuclear test site certificates of participation.
Given the serious and dangerous nature of these tests, the playfulness of these certificates feels ironic. They are colorful and quirky!
If you are a former energy worker, we would love to see photos of your test site certificates! Share them over email with [email protected].