Vanishing History


A while back we had a couple posts about Oak Ridge, TN (here and here) and its role in the development of nuclear weapons in the US. The K-25 plant, the largest building by volume in the world at the time of it’s completion, was sort of the centerpiece of the Uranium enrichment activities at Oak Ridge. By 1964, however, the gaseous diffusion processes used in K-25 were no longer needed and the building was shut down.

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