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Beginning in the 1940s and throughout the Cold War period, the Mound’s primary mission was the process development, production engineering, manufacturing, surveillance, and evaluation of nuclear and explosive components for the U.S. nuclear defense stockpile.
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The DOE announced plans in the early 1990s to close the facility. Following years of redevelopment, it is now a 306-acre business park with about a dozen tenants.
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