News and Articles
News and Articles
AHF Veteran's Day in Oak Ridge
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
On Sunday, November 10, 2007 the Atomic Heritage Foundation hosted a Veteran’s Day program at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, TN. A rapt audience of 175 listened as Manhattan Project veterans Colleen Black and Bill Wilcox told stories of life in the Oak Ridge when it was still a “secret city.” AHF president Cynthia C.
Paul Tibbets Dies at 92
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died November 1, 2007 at his home in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 92. A key player in the Manhattan Project, General Tibbets became a symbol of the controversial nature of the project in the 1990s, when the Enola Gay was displayed at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
"The Manhattan Project" Featured in New York Times
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The New York Times featured AHF's latest book, The Manhattan Project, in the Science Times section on Tuesday, October 30, 2007. The article follows AHF advisory board member and author Robert S. Norris as he gives William Broad the tour of the Manhattan Project sites in Manhattan found in the book. Among the highlights:
Preservation of K-25 Plant: "A Deal is A Deal"
Friday, May 11, 2007
On Tuesday, April 3, 2007, Steve McCracken, Assistant Manager for Environmental Management for Oak Ridge Operations (ORO), said that “a deal’s a deal.” The Department of Energy (DOE) will stand behind its commitments in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed in March 28, 2005 for preservation of the north end of the K-25 gaseous diffusion plant.
In Memoriam: Joe Dykstra
Thursday, May 3, 2007
At 6-foot-9, Joe Dykstra may have been too tall to be in the Army or Navy in World War II but played an invaluable role in the Manhattan Project. At Oak Ridge, Joe worked on developing fluorine cells and fluorocarbon chemicals for the gaseous diffusion operation at K-25.
National Park Service Study
Monday, August 7, 2006
The National Park Service's study of Manhattan Project sites is now officially underway. With $125,000 budgeted for FY2006, the study is certainly off to a good start. The first series of public meetings are currently being held on March 22nd in Hanford.