IDM Environmental K-25 Facility, Oak Ridge, TN

In 1943, the United States began building the largest industrial complex for the production of uranium for nuclear weapons, the K-25 Uranium Gaseous Diffusion Complex outside of Oak Ridge, TN. By 1945, the country had a production facility unmatched in the world. Through the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, the United States produced more than enough uranium for its needs.


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