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The Manhattan Project was a project that was a simple research and development project that lead to the creation of Atomic Bombs during World War II. It was a project lead by the U.S. with help from Canada and the United Kingdom. The scientists (including Albert Einstein) became aware of Nazis making efforts to create atomic bombs. The Nazis were creating atomic bombs to attempt to purify Uranium-235 (An isotope of Uranium that makes up about 0.72% of natural uranium that is said to be fissile or can sustain a chain reaction) . The project was devoted to finding a way to create a successful atomic bomb.
Many scientists had contributed to the manhattan project and One scientist that contributed to the manhattan project immensely was Arthur C. Wahl. Wahl had become the leader of the “Nuclear Chemistry Division” shortly after 1943 when he was asked by J. Robert Oppenheimer and Glenn Seaborg to come to “The Hill” His main task while working in the Nuclear Chemistry division was to create a way to purify or cleanse plutonium that came from B. Hector in Hanford in Washington state. To take away the outcome of “spontaneous fission.” Wahl was then successful in creating such a device to do so that helped purify the Plutonium in fact we still use his method today.
Another scientist that contributed to the Manhattan project greatly was a scientists whose name is Niels Bohr. Niels Bohr played a huge part in the Manhattan project when he supported only peaceful and harmless use of atomic energy. And during World War II had written a letter to the United Nations for an “open world” which withheld information on how to get away from ever having distrust or suspicions of different people. He also then in 1955 created the first “...

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...s also a discovery in Leukemia passed on through the radioactive particles infecting people. Relating back to there being no human life possible in the bombing sites, plant and animal life were also impossible because of the radioactive particles.There are multiple negative effects of the Manhattan Project other than the ones above.

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