Only daughter of John f Howell
My dad was the principal engineer at the Pinellas plant
He worked for GE from 1950 to 1990.
He was going to Los Alamos,Scandia nat lab,Oak ridge,Pantex,Rocky Flats,GE milwaukee,GE largo for 40 years
He had 9 patents to his name.
Virginia Onorato,Patrick Onorato,George Onorato are not my relatives.
John f Howell is not the father of Virgina Onorato,Patrick Onoarato,Geoge Onorato,
Virgina Onorato,Patrick Onorato,George Onorato, never lived in John f Howell's house and they were not adopted by John f Howell
Nina Onorato is not the mother of James David Howell,Jeffory John Howell or Kathy J Howell Hoffman
John Howell's only kids are Jeffory john Howell,James david Howell,,and Kathy j Howell Hoffman.
Michael Hoffman is the only grandchild of John f Howell.
The only reason Nina Onorato Howell married John f Howell was because he was sugar daddy to her and her three kids Virginia Onorato,Patrick Onorato,George Onorato at John f Howell's childrens expense.
Virginia Onorato,Patrick Onorato,George Onorato,Nina Onorato played John f Howell for a fool,they took him to the cleaners,they cried all the way to the bank when he died.
Jane Hoffman Howell died in 1980.
Jane Hoffman Howell is the mother of Kathy Howell Hoffman,Jeffory John Howell,and James David Howell.
Nina Onorato Howell died in 1996.
State: Florida Location: Clearwater
Time Period: 1957-1997
Facility Type: Department of Energy
Facility Description: The AEC purchased the Pinellas Plant in 1957 from General Electric. The plant produced precisely-timed neutron generators used to initiate nuclear explosions. As older nuclear weapons were removed from the national stockpile, the accelerator-type neutron generators produced at Pinellas gradually replaced polonium-beryllium initiators manufactured at the Mound site. Pinellas also fabricated other weapons components including lightning-arrestor connectors, specialty capacitors, crystal resonators, magnetics, and optoelectronic devices.
In September 1994, Pinellas stopped producing weapons-related components and began to change its mission to environmental management. The Department of Energy (DOE) transferred much of the Pinellas production capability to the Kansas City Plant in Missouri and the Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico. The DOE completed cleanup of the site in December 1997.
Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposure existed at this site, due to beryllium use, residual contamination, and decontamination activities.
CONTRACTORS: Lockheed Martin Specialty Components, Inc.(1992-1997); General Electric Company (1957-1992)http://nuclearworkersflorida.org/covered_facilities/pinellasplant.html
About the Pinellas Plant
The Pinellas Plant has been part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear weapons complex since the plant opened in 1957. Before that the Plant operated in temporary facility at 2543 24th Street No., St. Petersburg, Florida which is now the Progress Energy equipment yard. In March 1995, the DOE sold the Pinellas Plant to the Pinellas County Industry Council (PCIC). DOE leased back a large portion of the plant site to facilitate transition to alternate use and safe shutdown which has been completed. The most recent mission was to achieve a safe transition of the facility from defense production and prepare the site for alternative uses as a community resource for economic development. Today the site is known as the Young-Rainey Star Center. The STAR Center is owned and operated by the government of Pinellas County, Florida and is located at the western gateway of Florida’s High Tech Corridor. Currently, space is leased to over 30 companies that provide synergistic opportunities for each other in the areas of analytical and environmental testing, custom hybrid micro-electronics, circuit design and manufacturing, forensic sciences, and more. (see early history by Ad Persons)