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Louis Turner was a metallurgical engineer who worked on the Manhattan Project.

He first became involved with the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago in 1943. Turner worked at the “Dairy,” a codename for the place at the University where scientists researched methods to effectively can fuel elements for the nuclear reaction. After a brief stint at Oak Ridge working around the X-10 Graphite Reactor as a health-instrument scientist, Turner was transferred to Hanford, where he spent much of his career conducting site surveys to monitor radiation levels in the surrounding area. 

Louis Turner's Timeline
1941 Graduated from the Colorado School of Mines.
1943 Sep Began work on the Manhattan Project in Chicago.

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