Robert Del Tredici - At Work in the Fields of the Bomb
15. Fernald Feed Materials Production Center
Owner : United States Department of Energy Managing Contractor: Nation Lead of Ohio, 1951-1986. Westinghouse, 1986-
Area of plant: 136 acres; total site area: 1,050 acres
Structure: 9 plants, 73 buildings Employees: 1,000
Principle product: Uranium metal forms: derbies, ingots, rods, and tubes for nuclear weapons factories
The Fernald facility is called a "feed materials production center" because it produces uranium materials which it feeds to the rest of the nuclear weapons complex. Fernald, 20 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. May 22, 1984.
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