The test sites were at Reggane and In Eker. At the latter site, tunnels were dug into the mountain just west of where the TSH now goes. There were 13 nuclear explosions at In Eker. The explosions were supposed to be contained within the mountain, but instead one of the tunnels blew open, exposing the desert and people to radiation which is still measureable.
The TSH highway goes between the mountain and the scientists in the photo below. The areas is fenced off, but is not guarded and the fence wasn't continuous last time I looked (2008). Next time I'd take a geiger counter before walking round there.
Last edited by Richard Washington; 1 Mar 2010 at 10:02.
Reason: fixing stubborn image link