The Demon Core

podcast Footnoting History

The Demon Core
  • Language: eng
  • Published: 25 Oct 2014
  • Duration: n/a

(Kirsti) The Manhattan Project placed the lives of scientists and staff in New Mexico at great risk. One plutonium core in particular claimed two lives over the course of two years, earning it the epithet "The Demon Core." What happened? What did we learn from it? What was its eventual fate? We're going critical in this week's podcast.