Shift change at Y-12 (1966)

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Here’s another in a series of extraordinary pics that government photographer Ed Westcott took over the years documenting shift change at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant. This one was taken on Feb. 14, 1966, in the middle of the Cold War. (Department of Energy archives/Westcott photo)

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