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    the craziest application of nuclear power to refine the oil sands...

    "After the United States government announced Project Ploughshares in the 1950s, one of the proposals that came forward for the peaceful use of nuclear energy was suggested by Dr. L. M. Natland of the Richfield Oil Company. He figured he could detonate a small atomic bomb under the Athabasca Oil Sands and then pump out the oil."

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