Bill Jack Rodgers (Photography) and Johnnie Martin Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1978. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus this issue. Wraps. 24 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Mailing label on back cover. The Atom was published between 1964 and 1980. This issue has articles entitled Radioactive Waste, Soil Interaction; LASL Has a New Logo; Nuclear Safeguards Pioneering; In Recognition, and New Facility Gets Plutonium. This issue also includes the following regular features: Short Subjects, Among Our Guests, Photo Short, and 10 Years Ago. The front cover shows the new LASL logo. From the 10 years ago section, in 1968 the old log cabin on Pajarito Road, less than 60 years old but probably the oldest building in Los Alamos County, had been restored to like-new condition by Boy Scout Troop 229. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL for short) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory initially organized during World War II for the design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. It is located a short distance northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Los Alamos was selected as the top secret location for bomb design in late 1942, and officially commissioned the next year. At the time it was known as Project Y, one of a series of laboratories located across the United States given letter names to maintain their secrecy. Los Alamos was the center for design and overall coordination, while the other labs, today known as Oak Ridge and Hanford, concentrated on the production of uranium and plutonium bomb fuels. Los Alamos was the heart of the project, collecting together some of the world's most famous scientists, among them numerous Nobel Prize winners. The site was known variously as Project Y, Los Alamos Laboratory, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory through this period. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Atomic, Los Alamos, Periodicals, LASL, LANL, Radioactive Waste, Soil, Logo, Nuclear Safeguards, Plutonium, SNM, IAEA