Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project in the town of Hanford in south-central Washington, the site was home to the B Reactor, the first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world. - My parents worked there during the war.

This is a descriptive history of much of what existed at one time during either the 1950s or later until sometime in the late 1990s-early 21st century demolitions and cleanup actions that removed many buildings that once stood there outside the City of Richland, WA, USA with the Hanford Nuclear Reservation somewhere.

Hanford Site - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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CH2M HILL employees at the Plutonium Finishing Plant, one of the most hazardous facilities on the Hanford Site, received an award for their safety in respiratory protection. The Department of Energy's Voluntary Protection Program recognized the group for modifying their respiratory devices for safer use, without changing the form, fit, or func...

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The Hanford Reservation

The Hanford Reach of the Columbia River, where radioactivity was released from 1944 to 1971. Radiation was later measured downstream as far west as the Washington and Oregon coasts.

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