Category: Department of Energy

Superfund Research & Beyond

Running Timeline of the Manhattan Project

  1939 August 2: Albert Einstein signs the letter (Einstein–Szilárd letter), authored by physicist Leó Szilárd and addressed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, advising him to fund research into the possibility of using nuclear fission as a weapon as Nazi Germany may also be conducting such research. September 3: Great Britain and France declare war…
Read more


February 8, 2020 0

How Matthew Berdyck Investigated And Exposed A Cancer Cluster in Moab, Utah

By Matthew Berdyck I’d randomly wandered into Moab, Utah after taking a spontaneous left from I-80 west at Crescent Junction, onto 191. Blowing into town on a cloud of dust led me to a hotel called the Gonzo Inn; a small, creatively spun, inn, handcrafted from the legacy of Thompson, himself. At the desk, I…
Read more


February 6, 2020 0

‘Morris Operation’ Sheds Light On Larger Nuclear Waste Storage Issues

  The Morris Operation, located in Morris, Illinois, is the home to what is billed as the nations only high-level radioactive waste storage facility in The U.S, which stores spent Uranium 235 fuel rods from nuclear power production plants.   While all nuclear power plants have storage ponds, the Morris Operation is the only one that has been formally designated…
Read more


February 4, 2020 0