The story picks up with Harriet unwittingly ensnared in a military and political cover-up with Catriona Bailey's (Jacki Weaver) fingerprints all over it. Harriet's search for the truth leads her back into Canberra's corridors of power, this time working for a maverick Independent MP. What she unearths is a military program so secret even the Prime Minister knows nothing of its existence.
Chosen for its remote locale, the entire city had to be built almost from scratch to handle the influx of employee/residents, which ballooned form 3,000 to 75,000 within 3 years. Very few of the employees, most of whom were women, knew what was being built at the time, or exactly what they were getting into.
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Before the creation of the secret cities of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford, the Manhattan Project hired a St. Louis chemical company to process mountains of raw uranium ore for the bomb beginning in 1942. Initially, residents of the then-8th largest city in the United States were kept in the dark about the project, including the workers themselves. For the next 20 years, the classified work continued under the Atomic Energy Commission, while the waste piles grew in size and number. The resulting negligence contaminated numerous locations some of which have not been cleaned up 70 years after the end of World War II.
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Oak Ridge was the largest of the Manhattan Project "Secret Cities" which included Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Richland, Washington. Three major facilities were constructed on the Oak Ridge reservation during World War II. Y-12, using the silver from the US Mint, enriched Uranium 235 through electromagnetic separation. K-25 enriched U-235 with a process of gaseous diffusion. X-10 was the site of the second nuclear pile (reactor) after the successful chain reaction at the University of Chicago and is now known as Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Oak Ridge today is still a city of scientific research and the home of the world's largest computer.
Over the past two decades Langer has developed a photographic language which has been described variously as \u201Ccinematic\u201D and \u201Cpoetic\u201D, \u201Ccontemplative\u201D and \u201Ciconographic\u201D, \u201Chaunting\u201D and \u201Cromantic\u201D. Besides his typically nocturnal studies of city streets and parks, red light districts and speakeasies, Langer has also dedicated his time to photographing a variety of intimate scenes ranging from male and female nudes, couples in the act of lovemaking, as well as\u2014not incongruently\u2014inanimate objects captured in moments of lifelike feeling: puppets, statues, and mannequins to name only a few. Love, sexuality, ruminations on mortality and the impermanence of things, a search for solace, a yearning for completeness\u2014these are some of the frequent themes that bind his work together. Langer\u2019s photographs remind us of the mystery and wonder of having a body and finding our place in the world.
Krasnoyarsk-26 is a secret city, with a secret population. It's not on any map and the 100,000 people who live there don't exist in any census and don't have any contact with the outside world. Until the last few years, even the name of the city was a secret.
In 1998, 60 Minutes II Producer George Crile visited Krasnoyarsk-26 and discovered that what goes on in this Russian city may be the biggest threat to U.S. national security. Nestled in the frozen wilds of Siberia, Krasnoyarsk-26 produces plutonium, the key ingredient in most nuclear weapons. Over the past 40 years, its factories have produced 40 tons of the deadly element, enough for more than 10,000 nuclear bombs.
But to get these advantages, they had to agree not to leave or have any visitors from the outside world. They were constantly under surveillance by the KGB. Even today, eight years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the city is still isolated.
December 1999 update: Since 60 Minutes II first broadcast the story in February, the workers inside the Secret City have received a small pay raise. But the price of food there has doubled or tripled. To deal with the crisis, the United States has agreed to pay the entire cost of converting the nuclear reactor, so that it can heat the city without also making weapons-grade plutonium. The work, however, is not likely to be completed for another two or three years. Until then, the workers inside the mountain will continue producing enough plutonium to make a new bomb every three days.
As a history of gay D.C., Secret City is itself full of high-grade gossip, and I mean that as a compliment. But Kirchick is up to serious business as well. He is not much concerned with the physical city, whose elegant avenues were laid out at President George Washington's behest by the French-born architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant ("a lifelong bachelor described as 'sensitive in style and dress' and as having an 'artistic and fragile temperament'"). Kirchick's focus is homosexuals' relationship to high-level national politics, as defined by both actual and potential public scandal, and to the federal government, which in 1953 imposed a wide-ranging employment ban whose repercussions lasted for decades.
Following the wise practice of an editor who once told me that history is most palatable to the reader when written through character stories, Kirchick traces the arcs of dozens of characters, high and low, famous and obscure. They include Oliver Sipple, who deflected an assassin's bullet aimed at President Gerald Ford and then died in misery after the resulting publicity caused his family to disown him, and Franklin Kameny, the magnificently obsessive astronomer who spent decades fighting the federal ban. Kirchick also covers a black lesbian crime boss, the gay-bookstore owners who installed a large window that made customers visible to sidewalk passersby, and various murder victims whose deaths long passed with little public investigation or notice. This broad sweep should make this book the standard on its subject.
At that point, few imagined the extent to which, a generation later, gays would have assimilated to bourgeois norms. Today we have an openly gay transportation secretary, and the biggest controversy he has sparked so far was over whether he took too much paternity leave. 041b061a72