Bruceton, Pennsylvania

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Bruceton, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Dedication of the Experimental Mine, 1910
Dedication of the Experimental Mine, 1910
Coordinates: 40°18′17″N 79°58′53″W / 40.30472°N 79.98139°W / 40.30472; -79.98139Coordinates: 40°18′17″N 79°58′53″W / 40.30472°N 79.98139°W / 40.30472; -79.98139
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
Borough/Township Jefferson Hills, South Park
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Bruceton is an unincorporated suburb of Pittsburgh within Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the home of the Experimental Mine of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, which originally opened in 1910.[1][2] It is also the home of the Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center. The Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway connected to the B&O Railroad in Bruceton.

For years in the early 1940s the town hosted almost 100 scientists to help develop the Manhattan Project as a laboratory of the National Defense Research Committee including a month-long visit by Linus Pauling.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "About NETL". Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  2. ^ Clements, M.E. (1927). "Uncle Sam's Toy Coal Mine". Popular Science (July): 36. 
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  4. ^ Lillian Hoddeson; Paul W. Henriksen; Roger A. Meade; Catherine L. Westfall (12 February 2004). Critical Assembly: A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945. Cambridge University Press. pp. 166–. ISBN 978-0-521-54117-6. 
  5. ^ Peter Galison; Bruce William Hevly (1992). Big Science: The Growth of Large-scale Research. Stanford University Press. pp. 270–. ISBN 978-0-8047-1879-0.