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Walter A. Horne, Jr.

ChemistOak Ridge, TN

Y-12 Plant
Manhattan Project Veteran
The Alpha Racetrack at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennesee

Walter Horne worked on the Manhattan Project as a chemist at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge Tennesee from 1943 to 1945. He stayed on at Oak Ridge for four years after the war, working in Research & Development for the Nuclear Fuel Rod Recovery Program, but left after suffering radiation sickness from overexposure. 

Information Submitted By: Walter Horne IV; Grandson

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