[ExI] uncle spike's history lesson: clinton laboratories

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 02:19:54 UTC 2016

On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 9:18 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

​I think Feynman was more worried about U-235 than Plutonium when he was
sent out to Oak Ridge. The huge gas diffusion plant out there had separated
appreciable amounts of U-235 from the much more common U-238, enough that
it could be very dangerous if you didn't know how to handle it. The big
breeder reactors that made Plutonium were in the state of Washington near
the town of ​Hanford.

Feynman wrote a article about his wartime bomb making experiences that I
found very interesting and entertaining.


John K Clark

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