U.S. Department of Energy to Sign Agreement for Manhattan Project National Historic Park
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Energy will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in Washington D.C. to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. The park will have three locations: Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Los Alamos, New Mexico; and Hanford, Washington.
For more than a decade, the Department of Energy and the National Park Service, in cooperation with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and stakeholders, have worked to create the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. On December 19, 2014, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, which included provisions authorizing the steps to establish the park.
Once signed, the MOA will officially establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System. The MOA will formally describe how the National Park Service and the Department of Energy will work together to preserve, protect, and provide access to the historic resources associated with the Manhattan Project.