Dawn of the Atomic Age

Dawn of the Atomic Age (HMWU1)

Location: Paducah, KY 42003 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.229', W 88° 35.607'

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Urgency was the order of the day, as construction of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, TVA's Shawnee Steam Plant, and Electric Energy Inc.'s Joppa, Il Steam Plant all began early in 1951. Recognizing the importance to national security, workers of the region pulled together to meet the nation's needs. That tradition of service to the nation continues today. General Chemical, now operating as Honeywell-Metropolis Works, was added to the group of associated plants in 1958 to provide uranium conversion services for the diffusion plant from Metropolis, Il.

This mural commemorates the dedication of thousands who worked for better plants a stronger community and a higher quality of life.
HM NumberHMWU1
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358378 N 4105728
Decimal Degrees37.08715000, -88.59345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.229', W 88° 35.607'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 13.74" N, 88° 35' 36.42" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 S Water St, Paducah KY 42003, US
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