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Manhattan Project

The giant 44 acre K-25 plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, where the uranium for the first atomic weapon was produced. 1945. The town of Oak Ridge was established by the Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Clinton Engineer Works in 1942 on isolated farm land as part of the Manhattan Project. The site was chosen for the X-10 Graphite Reactor, used to show that plutonium can be extracted from enriched uranium.   (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
The giant 44 acre K-25 plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, where the uranium for the first atomic weapon was produced. 1945. The town of Oak Ridge was established by the Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Clinton Engineer Works in 1942 on isolated farm land as part of the Manhattan Project. The site was chosen for the X-10 Graphite Reactor, used to show that plutonium can be extracted from enriched uranium.   (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
Manhattan Project
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Credit:
Galerie Bilderwelt / Contributor
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568875079
Collection:
Hulton Archive
Date created:
January 01, 1945
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Hulton Archive
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