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Weekly 150: The Manhattan Project

Building Oak Ridge Part I

By Jason Martin
Posted 4/11/23

Eight months after the United States entered World War II, the federal government launched the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the codename for the research and development undertaken to produce the first nuclear weapons. In September 1942, United States Army General Leslie R. Groves was assigned to manage the project. Groves approved three locations for this new clandestine project: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Hanford, Washington and Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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