Hanford Reach Interpretive Cntr opened during the summer of 2014 - view from Pasco WA. Some of the topics featured in displays are: Ice Age Floods, Ringold Formation, Colombia R Basalt Group, Hanford site history, wildlife of the Hanford Reach & area agriculture including the Colombia Basin Irrigation Project
Richland, Washington was a small farm town until the US Army purchased 640 sq mi along the Columbia River for the war effort, evicting the 300 residents of Richland as well as those of the now vanished towns of White Bluffs and Hanford just upriver. The army turned it into a bedroom community for the workers on its Manhattan Project facility at the nearby Hanford Engineering Works (now the Hanford site).
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park, established in November, is a joint effort by the park service and the U.S. Department of Energy. Besides the Hanford Site in Washington state, it includes Oak Ridge, Tenn. (where the enriched uranium that fueled the Hiroshima bomb was produced),...
The radioactive core of the F Reactor on the Hanford Site, one of nine nuclear reactors built to make plutonium for nuclear weapons, now sits cocooned in concrete near the banks of the Columbia River in Hanford, Washington