News and Articles
News and Articles
Chernobyl New Safe Containment Slid into Place
Thursday, December 1, 2016
On April 26, 1986, reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, suffered a meltdown and steam explosion. The accident, caused by reactor design flaws and human error, was the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history.
Friendship Bell Restoration Plans Announced
Monday, November 28, 2016
Oak Ridge recently unveiled designs for a new home for the city’s landmark International Friendship Bell. The 8,000-pound bronze Japanese-style bell, built to mark the 50th anniversary of World War II and installed in Bissell Park in 1996, symbolizes peace and reconciliation between the United States and Japan.
First Anniversary for Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Monday, November 14, 2016
On November 10, 2016, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (NHP) with units at Hanford, WA, Oak Ridge, TN, and Los Alamos, NM celebrated its first anniversary. All three sites have welcomed thousands of visitors in the past year.
Complex Transformation: Change in the United States Weapons Complex from 1942 to 2015
Friday, November 11, 2016
Dr. George Allen’s book is a nuclear insider’s take on the constantly evolving United States’ Nuclear Weapons Complex. The book covers an extensive collection of historical nuclear sites across the country.
Manhattan Project Spotlight: Deak Parsons
Thursday, September 29, 2016
“We’ve really caught a spy! A guy down here is trying to get in, and his uniform is as phony as a three dollar bill. He’s wearing the eagles of a colonel and claims that he is a captain.” These were the words of the MP on guard when Captain William “Deak” Parsons arrived at Los Alamos in June of 1943.