[ RadSafe ] August 6th, 1945

Whiteford, Ginny ginny.whiteford at wipp.ws
Wed Aug 6 08:58:08 CDT 2008

The woman was Lisa Meitner. 

Ginny Whiteford
QA Officer/Senior Scientist
WIPP Laboratories
Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center
1400 University Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of Baumbaugh, Joel SPAWAR
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:34 AM
To: Radsafe at Radlab.Nl; Academic-Medical Radiation Safety Officers
Subject: [ RadSafe ] August 6th, 1945



This is from today's NY Times:  "On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States
dropped an "atomic bomb" on Hiroshima, Japan, that instantly killed an
estimated 66,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in


The original Times article is below:





This is a paragraph from the article. Can anyone tell me who this woman


All along, it has been a race with the enemy. Ironically enough, Germany
started the experiments, but we finished them. Germany made the mistake
of expelling, because she was a "non-Aryan," a woman scientist who held
one of the keys to the mystery, and she made her knowledge available to
those who brought it to the United States. Germany never quite mastered
the riddle, and the United States, Secretary Stimson declared, is
"convinced that Japan will not be in a position to use an atomic bomb in
this war."


Joel Baumbaugh


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