Lipton, Howard
June 1952
New Republic;6/30/52, Vol. 126 Issue 26, p9
This article discusses the negative and positive aspects of the sprawling of H-bomb plant in South Carolina. Approximately 30,000 construction workers now are employed at the 315-square-mile site which encompasses three South Carolina counties. The total is expected to reach 45,000 by September. With so many workers and their families flooding communities around the plant site, housing has become a critical problem. Wages also are an acute problem at the project. The unions have sought steadily to increase them. As a result of negotiations some of the original wage rates have been hiked but large gaps still rest in the structure.


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