The Way We Live Now
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Michael Jagacki

Twitter: @Mike_Jagacki Hometown: Middlesex, N.J. Professor: Mary D'Ambrosio Class: Writing About Social Issues Takeaway: A learning experience from this story was the persistence needed to gather information, and to talk to people in power.

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Our Atomic Legacy

In 1943, a vast field in the New Jersey town of Middlesex was part of the Manhattan Project, the top-secret program that created the atomic bomb. It took the federal government nearly 40 years more to discover that radioactive material had been left behind -- and for the land to be targeted for cleanup.