CREATORU.S. Department of Energy, Office of History and Heritage Resources
TITLEThe Dayton Project
DATE PUBLISHED31 October 1947
DATE ACCESSED9 November 2016

This chapter of the Manhattan District History (1947) presents the research and production of polonium for delivery to Los Alamos, where it was used in the triggers for the first atomic bombs. The chapter consists of an overview of activities at the Dayton facility supplemented by an appendix containing a detailed report from the personnel of the Monsanto Chemical Company, the prime contractor. The chapter outlines the challenges at the time of producing polonium, production methods, health hazards, the cost, and a list of personnel involved in the project.

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