Line 1/IAAP

Other Research

Epidemiology of Beryllium Sensitization and Pneumoconiosis in the Population of Former Nuclear Weapons Workers and Current and Former Conventional Munitions Workers from the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) in Burlington, Iowa (406 kB .pdf)

Marek Mikulski, Presentation for PhD Dissertation Defense, April 29, 2011

Dr. Todd Brereton, Professor of History at Iowa Wesleyan College, is researching the history of IAAP Line 1 operations. He's seeking interviews from former workers who can provide their personal experience of what it was like to work at this secret, dangerous facility. Assistance from former Line 1 IAAP workers from 1948-1975 or those who knew former workers needed in recording this vital and still-unknown chapter in America’s Cold War history.

Those interested in sharing stories with Professor Brereton should contact him at


Todd Brereton, PhD
Iowa Wesleyan College
601 North Main St.
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641


The Burlington Hawk Eye news coverage about Dr. Brereton’s research - "Professor wants to talk with Line 1 workers".