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Megaton is a sprawling settlement in the vicinity of Springvale built around the crater of an undetonated nuclear bomb in the town center. The town is one of the larger settlements in the Capital Wasteland and was constructed out of parts of the crashed plane as well as others found at a nearby airfield. While most inhabitants are wary of the bomb and would like to be rid of the nuclear danger in their midst, a part of the populace called the Children of Atom worships it as a holy device sent by their god, the Atom. While looking for their father, the Lone Wanderer stops in the town and can either disarm the bomb for the town sheriff or rig it to explode for a wealthy stranger.