Kohler, Roman F.


Title
Kohler, Roman F.
Creator:
Kohler, Roman F., 1940-, interviewee; Ciarlo, Dorothy D., interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2004
Date digitized:
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Description:

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant
Subjects: buildings at Rocky Flats (444, 881, 883), 1969 fire clean-up, secrecy at Rocky Flats, “Need to Know”, Q-clearance for work at Rocky Flats, job at Rocky Flats, working as manager in Building 883, moving from hourly to salaried (supervisory) position, attitudes toward Cold War, work conditions at Rocky Flats, training, working with and machining plutonium, family atmosphere, opportunities for advancement, safety at Rocky Flats, procedures, training, beryllium, pro-nuclear rally, feelings about protesters, FBI raid, Homesteaders (social organization for retirees), nuclear energy, peaceful uses, Rulison Project to release natural gas, Plowshares Project, non-nuclear-weapons work at Rocky Flats, Vehicle Modification Center, Model Shop, post-production at Rocky Flats, feelings about end of production, clean-up, closing the plant, wildlife refuge, Rocky Flats Museum.
Supplemental material available in narrator’s file at the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History.

Subject:
Kohler, Roman F., 1940-
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Nuclear weapons plants Safety measures
Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons plants Security measures
Colorado Rocky Flats.
Plutonium Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Language:
eng
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Notes:
Local call number:
OH1208
Copyright:
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