The Manhattan Project

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Ken Foster

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Ken Foster joined the Dayton Project in July 1948. He worked in an assay group at the Runnymeded Playhouse in Oakwood, where he conducted studies on the radiation properties of the polonium that was being manufactured there. Foster transferred to Mound Laboratories in January 1949 when the Project moved, and worked in the research department studying various alternate alpha-emitting materials such as actinium.