2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 17:34:05 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, HEALTH: Manhattan Project workers at Joslyn Manufacturing , Ft. Wayne, IN
Radiation workers sought by program
May be compensated if Cold War-era job involved uranium

Dan Stockman
Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette (IN)
March 11, 2012

FORT WAYNE - The work lasted only eight years, but the effects scarred a generation for decades.

In 1944, the Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. in Fort Wayne began work on a contract with the Manhattan Engineering District to turn short, stubby chunks of uranium into long rods. Those rods would help fuel atomic bombs, make America the world’s first superpower and begin the Cold War, a nuclear standoff that lasted for the next half- century.

The workers at Joslyn - certainly until Aug. 6, 1945, when the top- secret Manhattan Project was revealed to the world in an atomic flash - most likely had little idea what they were handling.


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Lenny Siegel
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