Manhattan Project - K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant

A key decision has been reached by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Operations to preserve the North End Building, a portion of the K-25 Building,  the largest single building under one roof in the world at the time of its construction in 1943 -1945.  The massive facility was a four-story structure built in a "U-shape" 1,000 feet wide and one-half mile long.  This initial preservation decision results from much deliberation, collaborative discussion and study by both the DOE and interested stakeholders in the local Oak Ridge, TN area. 

This key decision is an excellent first step.  Saving the North End Building, decontaminating the structure and replacing the roof will provide the rudimentary elements required to preserve the basic structure.  What must now be considered is ... Click Here to read further and learn about the NEXT PHASE!

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Manhattan Project National Historic Park Study Act of 2003

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Study Act of 2003 (Introduced in Senate)

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Study Act of 2003 (Introduced in House)

Manhattan Project Preservation (excerpt from Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2004 (Public Print) See for full text)

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