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Anti-Nuclear Groups Protest Proposed Manhattan Project Park via The New York Times

By JOHN MCARDLE of Greenwire
Published: July 19, 2011

A plan to create a multi-state national park dedicated to the top secret project to develop an atomic bomb during World War II has drawn the ire of anti-nuclear groups that believe the government shouldn’t be in the business of celebrating the creation of a weapon of mass destruction.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week offered his support for the establishment of a Manhattan Project National Park, and top leaders on Capitol Hill have already vowed to move a plan developed by the National Park Service through Congress in the coming months. But Michael Mariotte, executive director of the Maryland-based Nuclear Information Resource Service, said today that the effort runs contrary to the goals of the national park system.

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原爆開発 米称賛か 関連施設を国立公園指定へ 日本抜き、米国にも反対論 via 西日本新聞

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  1. norma field says

    When was this plan developed? Why is it getting publicity now?

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