His personal uranium stockpile remained hidden on Staten Island for three years before it was purchased for Manhattan Project in September 1942. Sengier later became the only non-US citizen to win the Medal of Merit award from the United States for “services in supplying material.” It is this material that brought FOP to Staten Island last weekend.The Staten Island warehouse was just one of many sites in New York City strategically important to the Manhattan Project.This Court meets the needs of over 500,000 residents of the borough of Staten Island.
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A man accused of attacking his girlfriend barricaded himself inside his Staten Island home for nearly four hours Monday after cops showed up with an arrest warrant, police said.
Sengier was a Belgian businessman and director of Union Minière du Haut Katanga, a company that owned the world’s largest uranium mine in the Belgian colony of Congo called Shinkolobwe.
Sengier had been buying uranium since the start of tensions in Europe, sensing that the material would be critical in the development of atomic weapons.
Police said Woodward attacked his 31-year-old girlfriend on Sunday, hitting her and choking her when she showed up to retrieve her purse, police said.
Cops got a warrant for his arrest and came calling at about a.m., police said.
During a inquiry by locals in 1990 the, “government rejected responsibility to include the site in a federal remediation program because it was privately owned during the time of the uranium storage.” Unlike most sites connected to our nation’s atomic past, the Staten Island Warehouse hasn’t made it onto the list of sites to be managed by the Department of Energy’s Office of Legacy Management. In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency visited 2351 Richmond Terrace, the address right under the bridge, and found more than 200 times the uranium radiation level required to trigger a cleanup.
The area reportedly became a superfund site in 2009, though FOP was unable to locate any information about the status of the project on the EPA website.
It was this very ore, stored on Richmond Terrace, that humans took up and transformed into an atomic weapon to be dropped on Hiroshima.