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The National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently held the first public meetings on the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Oak Ridge, TN (February 1), Hanford, WA (February 4), and Los Alamos, NM (February 8). A total of several hundred people attended these sessions and shared different perspectives on how the new park should be interpreted.
We are sad to report that Manhattan Project scientist Warren Nyer died last week at the age of 94. Nyer had the unusual distinction of working at four different project sites: Chicago, Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos. According to his son Michael, he was the last living member of the group that worked directly under Enrico Fermi at the Chicago Metallurgical Lab.