Hebert, Joe (Joseph) L.


Title
Hebert, Joe (Joseph) L.
Creator:
Hebert, Joe L., 1948-, interviewee; Nordhaus, Hannah, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2005
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Description:

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant

Topics: job at Rocky Flats beginning in 1974 in industrial engineering (including positions as head of facilities engineering and project management, shift superintendent), work at Rocky Flats through demolition of buildings, funding the cost of building construction, emergencies that occurred during his tenure as shift superintendent, management problems under EG&G as contractor, FBI raid, Buildings 771/371/444/707/776/777/881 (functions, design, connections, problems, upgrades), plutonium reprocessing, plutonium nitrate contamination, glovebox systems, fires at Rocky Flats, evaluation of Rocky Flats cleanup, level of decontamination of site, safety of Rocky Flats during operation, the union at Rocky Flats, why Rocky Flats remained open as long as it did, Rocky Flats location in the Metro Denver area, security procedures at Rocky Flats, classification issues, women in the workforce at Rocky Flats, protest on the railroad tracks, thoughts about working in a plant that produced nuclear weapons.

 

Subject:
Hebert, Joe L., 1948-
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Labor unions Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons plants Security measures Colorado Rocky Flats.
Radioactive waste sites Cleanup Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH1385
Copyright:
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