Geis, Art

Geis, Art
Geis, Art (John Arthur), 1947-, interviewee; Nordhaus, Hannah, interviewer;
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Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant

Topics:  work in plutonium metallurgy at Rocky Flats from 1983 to 1989, work at Rocky Flats after the FBI raid (process management group working toward restart of the plant, facility manager of Buildings 559 and 779 while bringing them up to standards for restart, modifications in buildings that had been made over the years), work at Rocky Flats during the cleanup phase (development of procedures for Rocky Flats’ cleanup, management of safety programs post-closure, evaluation of cleanup of Rocky Flats), training and work as a classifier, security at Rocky Flats (process of obtaining clearance, access procedures, material tracking, restriction of information), Rocky Flats buildings (Building 771- original plutonium processing facility, Building 707-production building, numbering system for buildings, modifications in buildings, Building 460), work environment at Rocky Flats, Steelworkers Union at Rocky Flats, contractor management of Rocky Flats (Rockwell, EG&G, Kaiser-Hill), safety of Rocky Flats plant (relative to other manufacturing plants, health issues arising from work at Rocky Flats, compensation for work-related health issues), importance of Rocky Flats mission to success in the Cold War.

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Geis, Art (John Arthur), 1947-
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Cold War Moral and ethical aspects.
Nuclear weapons plants Health aspects Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons plants Security measures Colorado Rocky Flats.
Radioactive waste sites Cleanup Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
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