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The Dept. of Energy’s American Museum of Science and Energy has officially been transferred to the City of Oak Ridge. The deal was finalized last week between US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and City Mayor Warren Gooch. The building housing the museum, along with its’ 17 plus acres was transferred in exchange for the DOE to receive space from the city in order to continue its’ public education and outreach program. OE first opened AMSE at its current location in 1975, as the successor to the American Museum of Atomic Energy which was initially established by the federal government in 1949, to showcase work classified for The Manhattan Project during World War II.

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