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Dubbed the most important atomic spy in history, klaus fuchs was a primary physicist on the manhattan project and a lead scientist at britain's nuclear facility by 1949. With over 1,200 tons on uranium stashed on staten island, and a nuclear reactor whizzing away at columbia university, the manhattan project actually began in. Portions of the text for this page were adapted from, and portions were taken directly from the office of history and heritage resources publication: f g gosling, the manhattan project: making the atomic bomb (doe/ma-0001 washington: history division, department of energy, january 1999), 51-53.
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