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K-25 Virtual Museum up and running

A new virtual museum is helping to preserve the history of the former K-25 site, which was built in west Oak Ridge to enrich uranium for atomic bombs during World War II and once boasted the world’s largest building under one roof.
The debut of the online museum coincided with the November 10 signing of an agreement between the Department of Energy and the Department of Interior establishing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which in addition to Oak Ridge, includes sites in Hanford, Washington and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
The K-25 Virtual Museum can be viewed at http://www.k-25virtualmuseum.org/.
The online museum includes a comprehensive history of Oak Ridge, photographs, interviews with former workers, a 3D model of the K-25 Building and Happy Valley hutment, among other items of interest.
Full establishment of the Manhattan Project Park is still some time away, but for now people in the U.S. and around the world can log on to learn about K-25 and its place in history.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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