Photo Tour of Red Gate Woods: Site A, Plot M, and Chicago Piles 2 & 3

By Matthew Berdyck On December 2nd 1942, the world witnessed its¬†first sustained nuclear reaction, introducing the planet to the dawn of atomic energy, nuclear proliferation, and high transuranic elements:¬†human-made radioactive elements; neptunium, plutonium, americium, and others, that have atomic numbers higher than uranium in the periodic table of elements. The reactor, called Chicago Pile 1…
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