Tag Archives: Beryllium

Hoffman, Rodney – OH1166

Topics: Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, instrument development, product engineering, job as classification analyst, Q-clearance, difference between Rocky Flats contractors (Dow Chemical, Rockwell, EG&G, Kaiser Hill), safety, beryllium, portrayal in the media, 1969 (Mother’s Day) fire, FBI raid, need for … Continue reading

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Brown, Janet E. – OH1427

People: Mark Udall Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant Topics: health problems among Rocky Flats workers, legislation to compensate nuclear weapons facility workers who have health problems, controversy over whether workers’ illnesses are caused by work exposures, beryllium, berylliosis, neurological … Continue reading

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Warling, Norman R. – OH1400

People: Willie Warling, Jr.   Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant   Topics: father’s (Willie Warling, Jr. – see Oral History record 0927) work at Rocky Flats 1964-1990, his death from bone cancer, interviewee’s work at Rocky Flats from 1974 … Continue reading

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Rothe, Robert – OH1179

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant   Topics: education in physics, work at Rocky Flats beginning in 1964 in the Critical Mass Laboratory, “The Technically Useful History of the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory” by Robert Rothe, nuclear criticality safety, … Continue reading

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Bistline, Bob – OH1334

People: Carl J. Johnson Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant Topics: description of facilities in Buildings 122 and 123 (facilities for decontamination of workers, lung counter facilities, disposition of lung counters including one to Russia), radiation monitoring, exposure and decontamination … Continue reading

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Skinger, Stan A. – OH1300

People: Bill Dennison, Wayne Jessor, Joe Campbell Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant Topics: early years near Chicago, work at Rocky Flats from 1963 to 1971, work as janitor, Building 44 which was used for machining uranium and beryllium, high … Continue reading

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Bogard, Chuck – OH1281

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant Subjects: work at Rocky Flats from 1955 to 1995 (engineering and plant design, Shift Superintendent, Emergency Director), design of gloveboxes for work with plutonium, Buildings 111, 991, 76 (776), 771, offsite location for engineering … Continue reading

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Cardenas, Alfonso L. – OH1212

People: Richard B. Stuart (Rocky Flats worker with berylliosis and asbestosis), Dr. Lee Newman of National Jewish Hospital. Places: Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant Subjects: work at Rocky Flats from 1957 to 1978, job as chemical operator at Rocky Flats, … Continue reading

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Kohler, Roman F. – OH1208

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, … Continue reading

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Hill, John E. – OH0998

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant   Topics:  attitude toward protests, FBI raid, beryllium protection, Boulder residence, contractor change from Dow to Rockwell, feelings about safety at Rocky Flats, fires in 1957 and 1969, radiation monitoring work at Rocky Flats, … Continue reading

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