Some less-often-told tales from ORNL's colorful past.
"This wonderful old reactor." Veterans celebrated the Graphite Reactor's 50th anniversary in 1993.
Presidential visit, 1992: George H.W. Bush visited ORNL to sign a CRADA.
When Tiger Teams prowled: Tom Row spearheaded the controversial ES&H audits at ORNL.
First nuclear power: It was generated at ORNL by a toy steam engine.
Galvin Commission: Blue-ribbon panel blunted "surplus labs" claim.
Lofty ambitions: The Tower Shielding Facility was built for a nuclear airplane that never flew. But science soared.
Career opportunities, 1943: George Parker guessed the Manhattan Project secret and became part of it.
Famous visitors: ORNL has had its share.
White hat guys: Early liquid waste disposal was taken seriously.
Amphibian assault: ORNL's famous 'hot' frogs captured the world's attention for a while.
Family lines: Multigenerations at ORNL.
Graphite Reactor model: History minded staff members rescued it from the dustbin.
RIB rescue: Support from the science community, leaders extended Holifield Facility's legacy.
Graphite Reactor 75th: Two veterans recalled events leading up to "critical reached!"
Check out the history articles in the 75th Anniversary issue of ORNL Review.