Savannah River Plant (Images of America) (Paperback)

Savannah River Plant (Images of America) By Savannah River Site Museum, Walt Joseph (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Savannah River Plant, now known as the Savannah River Site (SRS), served a critical role in providing nuclear materials for national defense during the Cold War.

After the Soviet Union successfully detonated an atomic bomb in 1949, the race to develop the hydrogen bomb began with the construction of a tritium and plutonium production plant in rural South Carolina. This 1950s government project displaced a total of nearly 6,000 people, and the arrival of plant workers into the area forever changed the culture and economy of the surrounding Aiken and Augusta communities. The Savannah River Plant marked a new era of technological innovations and scientific advances that shaped the future not only of South Carolina but the entire nation.

Still an active Department of Energy facility today, the Savannah River Site provides national security through contemporary missions. The Savannah River Site Museum shares these photographs to connect SRS employees, retirees, and the general public to a local story with national impact.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467108751
ISBN-10: 1467108758
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 10th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America