2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2020 2:31 AM by Tai Stith

    Seeking information on thorium work in Albany, Oregon


      I am seeking information on U.S. Bureau of Mines thorium work in Albany, Oregon from 1948-1960. I'm writing a history book about the early years of the U.S. Bureau of Mines in Albany, Oregon, established 1943. Also known as the Northwest Electro Development Laboratory at that time, the station did thorium work from the late 1940s onward. However, documents regarding that work are nearly impossible to find despite multiple FOIA requests. I am assuming the thorium work was for finding particular alloys and possibly for breeder reactor work. However, I don't want to write a book based on speculation and would like some concrete evidence. Thank you!