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K-25 Historic Preservation Public Forum
March 12, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
One event on January 1, 1970 at 5:30pm
BY WHOM: Friends of ORNL and Oak Ridge Heritage & Preservation Association
HOW: A jointly sponsored public forum
WHEN: There will be light refreshments in the lobby of the museum (AMSE) beginning at 5:30 PM and the program will begin at 6:00 PM.
The event is free and open to the public.
DESCRIPTION: Karen Doughty, the manager responsible for the preservation of K-25’s history will personally present the design elements that are being considered to interpret that enormous history of gaseous diffusion. The historic K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant was a key process created during the Manhattan Project.
It produced the highly enriched uranium used today in the nation’s nuclear weapons and the US Navy’s ships as well as the uranium used in nuclear power reactors. The K-25 Building located at the East Tennessee Technology Park’s Heritage Center is the focal point for the interpretation which will also become a part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
Both the Friends of ORNL and ORHPA welcome your attendance at this first of what we hope will be many collaborative efforts. Both organizations encourage you to become an active participant in the future efforts to define our unique Oak Ridge history as the Manhattan Project National Historical Park is being created. Now is an opportune time for becoming engaged in these organizations.
Thank you for taking an active role in deciding our future!