This site's webmaster is the son of two people who worked at Columbia University for the Manhattan Project developing the gaseous diffusion isotope isolation technology used in Paducah and Oak Ridge. I hope you find these links interesting too.
Scientists say there is evidence that low radiation doses can cause multiple changes in human DNA, that are passed on to future generations. Click Here to read the BBC article.
Basically, we want to create a memorial to plutonium, that nasty substance that stays radioactive for thousands of years, can be made into nuclear bombs, and is deadly if ingested. But hiding it away, as conventional notions dictate, will prevent the world from learning anything from its folly.
We're also giving away more than $3,000 in prizes to the person or persons who come up with the best design for our "Plutonium Memorial."
So we invite you to submit your drawings, architectural models, schematics, blueprints, or other representations to the Bulletin. A panel of experts will judge the entries and present the winners in an issue next year. There are a few technical details that must be followed (plutonium, after all, is tricky to handle). Follow these links to learn more about the care and handling of plutonium and the contest rules: