DelPizzo, Robert R.


Title
DelPizzo, Robert R.
Creator:
DelPizzo, Robert R., 1935-, interviewee; Byerly, Carol,videographer; Ciarlo, Dorothy D., interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2004
Date digitized:
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Description:

People: William S. Polkinghorne, Leonard Holman, Joe Campbell
Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, Louisville
Subjects: work as lab technician at Rocky Flats, building 881 during 1959-1995, “cold side” versus “hot side”, job mobility at Rocky Flats, emissions spectroscopy, 1969 fire, description of 881 building (cold side building, work with uranium), description of 771 building (hot side building, work with plutonium), security (“What you see here, you leave here”, need to know, Q-clearance), safety at Rocky Flats, protesters at Rocky Flats, attitude toward nuclear weapons, father’s (Nick DelPizzo) work (in Louisville coal mines, at Rocky Flats, at Colacci’s restaurant), the union at Rocky Flats, women working at Rocky Flats, prohibition against food and reading material from home, change in work after production of weapons stopped, close friendships at plant, work with top-of-the-line equipment, feeling of “being cooped up”, description of pictures, people and activity.

Photos: Includes 12 videographed photographs of people working in the 881 lab at Rocky Flats: Bill Polkinghorne, Bob Como, Verle Taylor, Les Sheehorn, Fred Stripling, Ira Meadows, Richard Lalley, Ann Ficklun, Delbert Raths, Leonard Holman, Amy Miller, Memory Delfortune, and Shirley Gutierrez.

 

 

Subject:
DelPizzo, Robert R., 1935-
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Nuclear weapons industry Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons plants Safety measures
Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Language:
eng
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Notes:
Local call number:
OH1254
Copyright:
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