Oregon PSR has reserved spaces on two public tours of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation: B Reactor on July 11th and Hanford Clean-Up on July 12th, 2018. Join Oregon PSR staff members KellyAnn Cameron and Damon Motz-Storey, along other Oregon PSR members and friends, to witness the situation at Hanford and deepen your knowledge of the nuclear waste problem in our own backyard. Find more information below and RSVP as soon as possible to [email protected], as there is limited space (first come, first served).
Wednesday, July 11th, 11:45 AM - 3:45 PM: B Reactor Tour
The B Reactor National Historic Landmark, part of the Hanford Unit of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, is the world's first full-scale plutonium production reactor. Created as part of the top secret Manhattan Project during World War II, B Reactor produced the plutonium used in the Trinity Test (the world's first nuclear detonation) in July 1945, and the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in August 1945. This tour will better inform our understanding of nuclear weapons production and waste in our own backyard. Those under 18 can attend this tour with a parent or legal guardian. Read more about this tour here.
Thursday, July 12th 8 AM - 12:30 PM: Hanford Clean-Up Tour
Tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and get a first-hand look at activities supporting Hanford's current environmental cleanup. This tour will help us understand the environmental impacts of Hanford. For this tour you must be a US citizen with an ID and over the age of 18. Read more on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's website.
Both tours are free. We will help coordinate carpooling and hotel stays, but you will be responsible for your own travel expenses. RSVP to reserve your space for the tours. Space is limited, so please let us know as soon as possible. Include which tour(s) you will attend, and whether you want to carpool and/or stay at a hotel in Richland with the group.
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