News and Articles
News and Articles
Hanford B Reactor Voted National Historic Landmark
Monday, July 28, 2008
Update: The B Reactor is now officially a National Historic Landmark! U.S. Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett and U.S. Department of Energy Acting Deputy Secretary Jeffrey F. Kupfer announced the good news at the B reactor. Preservation Magazine has an excellent article up about the fight to save the B Reactor.
Secret City 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
A reunion for Manhattan Project veterans, a “Sister Secret Cities” program about the local and national historic preservation efforts, and guided bus tours of the K-25 Heritage Center History Trail are among the events that will take visitors back to the 1940s during the annual Secret City Festival on Friday, June 20th and Saturday, June 21st, 2008, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Memento Maury: A Tribute to Maury Shapiro
Monday, May 19, 2008
Maurice M. Shapiro, a Manhattan Project veteran who had a long and distinguished career in the field of cosmic rays and neutrino astrophysics, died on February 27, 2008. The Atomic Heritage Foundation had the pleasure of his speaking on April 27, 2001 in Washington, DC on “Remembering the Manhattan Project” and on June 26, 2004 in Los Alamos to commemorate the centennial of J.
DOE Wins Award for Manhattan Project Preservation
Friday, May 16, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) presented the Chairman’s Award for Federal Achievement in Historic Preservation to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its exemplary efforts to preserve, interpret, and share sites and history related to the Manhattan Project.
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.