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Rivet City is a thriving settlement in the Capital Wasteland. As the largest, most developed and scientifically-advanced settlement in this region, it's one of the few settlements that one could actually consider to be a city. Originally, the city was an aircraft carrier that was abandoned in the wake of the Great War, most likely after it was beached following a collision with the peninsula south of the naval yard.
Around 2237, remnants of the Naval Research Institute under the lead of Horace Pinkerton looking for new lab space found the ship and established the Rivet Station Science Outpost after clearing out the mirelurks, using the intact science bay as the nucleus of their science efforts. The science lab is now run by Dr. Madison Li, and no one has seen Pinkerton for years.