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Louis Turner

Louis Turner was a metallurgical engineer who worked on the Manhattan Project.

He first became involved with the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago in 1943. Turner worked at the “Dairy,” a codename for the place at the University where scientists researched methods to effectively can fuel elements for the nuclear reaction. After a brief stint at Oak Ridge working around the X-10 Graphite Reactor as a health-instrument scientist, Turner was transferred to Hanford, where he spent much of his career conducting site surveys to monitor radiation levels in the surrounding area. 

Louis Turner's Timeline

  • 1941 Graduated from the Colorado School of Mines.
  • 1943 Sep Began work on the Manhattan Project in Chicago.

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