The Manhattan Project

In partnership with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & HistoryNational Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Jersey City, NJ

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Jersey City was home to the headquarters of the M. W. Kellogg Company, which specialized in chemical engineering projects. In 1942, the S-1 Committee tasked Kellogg with conducting research into the feasibility of the gaseous diffusion process for separating uranium isotopes. As the Manhattan Project began, Kellogg's vice president of engineering, Percival "Dobie" Keith, took charge of a newly created subsidiary of Kellogg, the Kellex Corporation. At the Jersey City plant, Kellex's scientists and staff conducted research essential to developing a successful gaseous diffusion barrier and building the K-25 Plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Kellex Laboratory
New Jersey Route 440 and Kellogg Street
Jersey City  New Jersey  07305
United States