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Location DB > United States > Georgia > Dawsonville > Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Lab (GNAL)
Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Lab (GNAL)
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created by Anonymous on 10/27/2010 5:18 PM
last modified by Anonymous on 8/2/2014 9:34 PM
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This place is huge! 10,000 acres so these GPS co-ordinates will help you find the locations of interest.

Blockhouse 34.351169,-84.144011

Pumphouse 34.355899,-84.140347

Rebar hole 34.366323, -84.167891

Tunnel 34.365258, -84.169409
 Basic Information
Type: Tunnel
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Dawson Forest Rd. W
Dawsonville, Georgia
United States
Owner: City of Atlanta
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • Nuclear Radiaiton
  •  Interesting Features
    Huge tunnel complex under the reactor area. The hotcell area has a couple buildings. The pummphouse is neat too!
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1958
    Closed: 1971
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    raft/waders, shovel
    This facility opened in 1958 and was closed in 1971. It's main purpose was to study the effects of radiation on aircraft systems and materials. It had an open-air,above ground 10 megawatt reactor. The facility had 3 main locations connected by tunnels and railway.
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     Future Plans
    They are going to create a 2000 acre lake here. Plans indicate construction in late 2012 or 2013. Won't be long before this location is gone.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Shoal Creek Road Pumphouse
    Wed, Oct 20th, 2010
    posted by Anonymous
    8 pictures
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    Rebar Wall - Reactor Area
    Wed, Oct 27th, 2010
    posted by Anonymous
    5 pictures
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    Hotcell Area
    Wed, Oct 27th, 2010
    posted by Anonymous
    14 pictures
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    Digging the Reactor Tunnel
    Wed, Oct 27th, 2010
    posted by Anonymous
    18 pictures
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    Various Ruins of GNAL
    Thu, Oct 28th, 2010
    posted by Anonymous
    10 pictures
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    Neat Nature!
    Thu, Oct 28th, 2010
    posted by Anonymous
    11 pictures

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    Category Rating
    Photography 10 / 10
    Coolness 10 / 10
    Content Quality 10 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 1/29/2015 2:43 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 29 15 at 2:43, Anonymous validated this location
  • on Jan 29 15 at 0:34, Anonymous added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 29 15 at 0:33, Anonymous updated gallery GNAL Installation Layout Map
  • on Jan 29 15 at 0:33, Anonymous created a new gallery
  • on Aug 2 14 at 21:45, Anonymous validated this location
  • on Aug 2 14 at 21:34, Anonymous changed the following: Media Coverage, Web Links
  • on Nov 7 10 at 4:55, Anonymous validated this location
  • on Nov 7 10 at 2:56, Anonymous changed the following: Recommended Equipment
  • on Nov 7 10 at 2:55, Anonymous made this location public
  • on Nov 7 10 at 2:54, Anonymous updated gallery picture Owls
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