Tag: Manhattan Project

Superfund Research & Beyond

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 it’s first sustained nuclear reaction, introducing the planet to the dawn of atomic energy, nuclear proliferation, and 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…
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February 9, 2020 0

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…
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February 8, 2020 0