News and Articles
News and Articles
A Tribute to Colonel John C. Healey
Friday, April 20, 2012
John “Jack” Carleton Healey, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, participated in the Manhattan Project as part of General Groves’ staff in Washington, DC. He continued in the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project after World War II, retiring from the Air Force in 1968.
ACHP Advocates Preserving K-25
Monday, April 16, 2012
On April 11, 2012, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) advocated further consideration of the Department of Energy’s proposed final Mitigation Plan that would demolish the entire K-25 plant. This recommendation is based in large part on the report of the National Park Service (NPS) requested by the ACHP under Section 213 of the National Historical Preservation Act.
NPS Recommends Preserving a Portion of K-25
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
In a 26-page report released on March 30, 2012, the National Park Service argues that the nation has a vital interest in preserving a portion of the K-25 plant. The mammoth, mile-long K-25 plant is an icon of the Manhattan Project and Cold War for which there simply is “no substitute.”
Remembering Sanford N. McDonnell
Monday, March 26, 2012
On March 19, Sanford N. McDonnell, a Manhattan Project veteran and chairman of the aerospace company McDonnell Douglas, passed away at the age of 89. During the war, McDonnell helped develop a vacuum casting process for uranium-238 at Los Alamos. In 1972, McDonnell became chief executive and chairman of McDonnell Douglas, which was bought by Boeing in 1997.
AHF Announces Release of Guide to MP in Washington
Thursday, February 9, 2012
With Congressman Doc Hastings serving as chairman of the House committee responsible for national parks, prospects are very good that Congress will enact legislation to designate a Manhattan Project National Historical Park this year.
Enrico and Leona's Transcontinental Journey
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (NMAH) has graciously donated the remains of the Science in American Life exhibition related to the 1940s to the Atomic Heritage Foundation. Among this collection are mannequins of Enrico Fermi and Leona Woods Marshall.