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Return to:   Project Chariot - In 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission under physicist Edward Teller proposed using a nuclear detonation to create a deep-water harbor in northwest Alaska.
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Edward Teller
Physicist Edward Teller (1908 - 2003) worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II and later helped develop the hydrogen bomb. As Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Teller championed Project Chariot. (Photo from, accessed 7/12/2010.)

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