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Kronologi over fredssagen og international politik 18 december
2008 / Time Line December 18, 2008
17. December 2008, 19. December 2008
Oak Ridge Begins Destroying Historic Enrichment Facility
Workers on Tuesday began to tear down a large building that once
housed uranium enrichment operations at the Oak Ridge National
Laboratory in Tennessee, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported (see
GSN, Dec. 21, 2005).
The K-25 enrichment facility began operating in 1945 and for a
decade was the only site in the country capable of producing the
uranium used in U.S. nuclear weapons, according to Oak Ridge
historian Bill Wilcox.
Even with the siding already removed as part of a years-long effort
to initiate dismantlement, work is expected to require at least two
years and hundreds of millions of dollars (Frank Munger, Knoxville
News Sentinel, Dec. 17).
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