Colonel Kirkpatrick, the Commanding Officer in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Colonel Kirkpatrick works at a desk in his office. U.S. and Oak Ridge flags in the background. A meeting of Clinton Engineer Works. Facilities and Service staff in the meeting. A man takes notes. A map on a wall in the background. The Colonel addresses the meeting. F. F. Kromer is included in the meeting. Draws a diagram titled 'Alamogordo'. Hand print distances on desert sketch.
The Y-12 Electro Magnetic Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A board reads 'Tennessee Eastman Corporation', ' Employment Office' and other information. Vehicles drive past on a road. Workers leave the plant after the day's work. People walk and are searched by a guard. The workers sit in a bus. Buses leave a parking area.
Uranium enrichment by scientists to develop atomic bomb. Work carried out on a piece of uranium at Atomic Energy Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as part of the process in creating plutonium from uranium for atomic weapons. A worker in radiation protective clothing and mask working on a uranium block with a lathe machine. Grinding of the block and exhaust tube removing fumes. The block placed on the shaper and finishing provided to the block.
First pictures of uranium used by scientists to develop atomic bomb. Workers and officials at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, engaged in process of creating plutonium from uranium for atomic weapons. Male and female technicians handling radioactive material without getting close to it, using a pantograph. A microampere meter held in a palm is shown. Women observing through a microscope. Officials of the lab Colonel Arthur H. Frye, Dr. J.H.Zinn, and D. Norman Hilberry are seen holding a brick of super heavy uranium, and having some discussion.
The K-25 Plant (Carbide and Carbon Chemical Corporation) area in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Buildings at the plant. Smoke rises from a train which passes through the area. The Power House (K-25). A police car drives past in the foreground. A board reads 'safety first always and more power to you'. A restricted area and other information written on a sign board.
The X-10 Plant of Monsanto Chemical Company in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Vehicles drive towards the plant. A parking area of the plant. A car comes at the entrance gate of the plant. A guard at the gate. People leave from the exit gate of the plant. A sign of Monsanto Chemical Company. A guard enters. Clinton Laboratories of the plant. A sign reads 'Prohibited Area'. Smoke stacks in the background. Important information on a board.