News and Articles
News and Articles
Plans Scrapped to Dismantle B Reactor
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Despite new interpretive exhibits installed last fall and a recent recommendation from a Department of the Interior committee to designate it a National Historic Landmark, Hanford’s B Reactor remained scheduled to be partially demolished, sealed and capped with a metal roof. In DOE’s jargon, it was slated to be “cocooned.”
The Manhattan Project and its Cold War Legacy at the Woodrow Wilson Center
Monday, February 25, 2008
On Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Cold War International History Project sponsored an in-depth discussion of the Manhattan Project and its Cold War legacy. The session featured William Lanouette and James Hershberg as well as veteran Robert Furman (pictured), who directed the first atomic intelligence unit.
Strong Support for North End of K-25 at Oak Ridge
Friday, February 22, 2008
On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, almost 200 people turned out for a public meeting on whether to preserve the North End of the K-25 building. The session was held in the New Hope Center on Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge, a new facility with some wonderful displays about the early history of Y-12.
AHF Hosts Event to Commemorate 65th Anniversary of the Manhattan Project
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Santa Fe, the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) hosted a program at the St. Francis Auditorium of the New Mexico Museum of Art to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Manhattan Project.
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: