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Hanford’s B Reactor just a start to Manhattan Project National Historic Park idea

Submitted by on April 30, 2012 – 1:00 pm

More than Hanford’s historic B Reactor could be part of the Hanford unit of a new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, according to an early draft of proposed Senate legislation to create the park.

The park potentially could include Hanford’s T Plant, which chemically processed the irradiated fuel from B Reactor, and the remains of settlements in the area before the federal government confiscated what now is Hanford during World War II.

The draft was previewed Friday at a conference of the Energy Communities Alliance on the proposed Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which would include historic facilities at Department of Energy sites at Hanford; Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and Los Alamos, N.M.

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