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Core Stories: Pioneers and inheritors via The University of Chicago Magazine

Norma Field The activist As a child in Tokyo, born in the wake of World War II, Norma Field became aware of the nuclear threat early. The professor emeritus of East Asian languages and civilizations remembers feeling “the terrifying force of the … Continue reading

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There’s Radioactive Waste On Michael Reese Site That City Is Marketing via DNA Info

The city is courting developers for the long-vacant Michael Reese Hospital land, but potential builders will have to grapple with radioactive waste discovered on the site. In 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigated the site and found 3 acres were contaminated … Continue reading

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Seventy years since historic nuclear chain reaction via World Nuclear News

Seventy years have passed since a team of 49 scientists, led by Italian-born Enrico Fermi, succeeded in creating the world’s first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. […] The Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) published a video in July to commemorate the scientific … Continue reading

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