McKamy, Jerry


Title
McKamy, Jerry
Creator:
McKamy, Jerry, 1955-, interviewee; Nordhaus, Hannah, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2004
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Description:

People: Robert Rothe, Jim Stone

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant

Subjects: work at Rocky Flats from 1983 to 1997 (in Critical Mass Laboratory validating criticality safety codes, Criticality Safety engineer and manager, Safeguards Measurements group which measured and tracked plutonium on site, whistleblower activities, consultant to Department of Energy), relations with union employees, criticality accidents (defined, in U.S.), plutonium, radiation, safety issues at Rocky Flats (pressure to meet production deadlines, potential for criticality accidents, plutonium in the ducts, change in criticality safety culture during cleanup of plant, dangerous procedures, culture of secrecy), buildings at Rocky Flats (Building 771, Building 707, blueprints vs. actual buildings), public perceptions of Rocky Flats (media, protesters), EG&G, FBI raid of Rocky Flats.

Subject:
McKamy, Jerry, 1955-
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Nuclear weapons plants Safety measures Colorado Rocky Flats.
Plutonium Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH1206
Copyright:
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