Connections between nuclear weapons and New York City go back to the earliest days of the Manhattan Project during World War 2. (Image courtesy of NYCAN; modified by Thomas Gaulkin)

Nuclear-free NYC: How New Yorkers are disarming the legacies of the Manhattan Project

By Kathleen Sullivan, Matthew Breay Bolton, January 15, 2024

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Connections between nuclear weapons and New York City go back to the earliest days of the Manhattan Project during World War 2. (Image courtesy of NYCAN; modified by Thomas Gaulkin)

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William Lenczuk
William Lenczuk
1 month ago

Uranium Warehoused in SI began prior to the Manhattan Project. The Uranium ore was used by laboratories for separating Radium for Luminescent dials (watch dial workers in Queens and Orange NJ) from what was known as the Belgian Congo. The same Uranium ore was also procured for the Manhattan Project, which was about 2/3 of what was needed to supply Oak Ridge and Hanford.
BTW, I think the US Radium company in Queens should be added to the MAP.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

And I am here now, because Truman chose to end the war quickly rather than sacrifice possibly 1 million American lives invading Japan. My father was stationed on Okinawa as part of the advance force preparing to invade Japan. He would probably have been killed, and I would not be here, so I am all for what Truman did. He was truly a great American president.

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