CREATORGilbert, Keith V.
TITLEHistory of the Dayton Project
DATE ACCESSED19 September 2016

This site contains a short, non-technical history of the Manhattan Project’s facility in Dayton, Ohio that produced the polonium for the triggering mechanism for atomic bombs. The project began in 1943 when Dr. Charles Thomas, director of Monsanto chemical company’s research department in Dayton, was tasked with developing the chemistry and metallurgy required to produce polonium. The history describes the development of the primitive laboratory and its staff that became the Atomic Energy Commission’s Mound Laboratory in Miamisburg, Ohio. It also contains the reactions of the citizens of Dayton to the secret project. Numerous photographs show the Dayton facility and members of the laboratory staff.

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