Nuclear Era Beginnings

Nuclear Era Beginnings

Prior to the atomic age, 1940s and prior, Uranium had little use in society. Its most common use was in plates, bowls, and other table service items from a company called Fiestaware. They used natural uranium to give their dishes the red-orange appearance. In the early 1940s, during WW2, the government seized the uranium supply and the Fiestaware stock. The company did not understand why the government had taken these steps. But, they soon would.

In 1942–1946, the United States government started the Manhattan project. Uranium now had a purpose. The primary goal of the Manhattan Project…

Mark Moore

Letourneau Overland Trains, Arctic history, nuclear

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