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here’s an ACS pubs ref citing that plant as a source, if we want something peer reviewed http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/ma1004869
another Goodyear biography (written in 1939) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ie50358a003
Thiokol as rocket fuel http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/cen-v035n043.p024