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Manhattan Project national park proposal rejected

Updated: 12/15/2013 8:09 PM | Created: 12/15/2013 11:19 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - A proposal to establish a national historical park to commemorate the World War II Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb has been rejected.
    
The Los Alamos Monitor reports that hopes that the proposal would pass this year were dashed when U.S. Senate rejected an amendment attaching the bill to the National Defense Authorization Act.
    
The top-secret Manhattan Project operated from December 1942 until September 1945 and resulted in scientific and technological advancements that ushered in the atomic age and helped the United States win the war.
    
Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico expressed disappointment in the proposal's failure but vowed to keep fighting for passage of the bill.
    
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Information from: Los Alamos Monitor, http://www.lamonitor.com

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