Deep inside the Tennessee forests sits a secret replica of Iran's nuclear facilities, The New York Times reported this week, shortly before the next round of talks began in Vienna on Wednesday.
The plant at the Oak Ridge nuclear reservation
contains giant centrifuges that helped U.S. scientists "come up with
what they told President Obama were the 'best reasonable' estimates of
Iran's real-life ability to race for a weapon under different
scenarios," the Times reported.
We have a blog viewer who lives near Oak Ridge, Tennessee..and I’ve asked him how the place is since it was one of three primary “labs” in the development of the Atomic Bomb. We’ll call him Mr. Fox:
“Got here a little late for any first hand knowledge of stuff. Got a lot of 2nd hand info that time has more or less verified.
This is one hell of an odd ball place. Lot of education, damn little common on sense. If it took common sense to obey the law of gravity, the sky here would be full of Ph.Ds flying to and from work.
Without any intentions, due to how housing/rent and general living expenses were charged and paid, all of the atomic bomb facilities in the Manhattan Project (Los Alamos, Hanford, WA, and Oak Ridge) became near-experiments in socialism.
For instance, for the one price you paid on a
house rental you got your water, electricity, coal for your heat, your furniture, blinds, etc. (everything but your food, clothing, sheets & incidentals). If a light bulb burned out at 2am, there was a contractor here called MSI (Municipal Services, Inc.) that would come replace it for you.
Still a lot of classified crap that people get faint if they hear you whisper about it.
My opinion’s not very popular, but you got it!”
So says Mr. Fox.