Note: This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4.
A bill to create a Manhattan Project National Park that would include Oak Ridge has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but now it’s tied up in the Senate.
Still, the nonprofit Atomic Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., remains hopeful that the legislation will pass.
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act was included as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House passed in June.
The Senate is now negotiating the procedure for considering 507 amendments that have been offered to that legislation, the Atomic Heritage Foundation said in a Tuesday e-mail. [Read more...]