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WSU Tri-Cities explores legacy of Hanford, Manhattan Project

Washington State University Tri-Cities will consider the legacy of the Manhattan Project in a conference this week that includes local and international speakers, tours and a well-known author introducing his …


Congressional delegation urges Trump to fund Hanford work

The entire congressional delegation from Washington is asking President-elect Donald Trump to make environmental cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation a priority. Hanford for years made plutonium for nuclear weapons, …


Washington’s Manhattan Project park celebrates first year

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford is a year old and proving to be quite popular.


US proposes 17-year delay in start of Hanford nuclear cleanup – until 2039

Los Angeles Times (TNS) The Energy Department has proposed a 17-year delay in building a complex waste treatment plant at its radioactively contaminated Hanford site in Washington state, pushing back …


Nuclear bomb history worthy of skepticism

Earlier this summer, I was in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. That day, and for the next two days, my attention continued to be drawn to the hills …


Editorial: Atomic bomb development worth of national park

Seventy years ago next month, the United States unleashed the most terrible weapon yet used. The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August 1945 persuaded Japan to …


Recordings of people who built Hanford available to public

KENNEWICK — During World War II, Phil Gardner traveled more than 100,000 miles to recruit workers for the secret project at Hanford, having not the slightest idea what was being …


Efforts to create Manhattan Project park advance

Plans to create a Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes the B Reactor at Hanford, have advanced in Congress.


Editorial: Hanford resolution a hostage of politics

Death, taxes, and more time to clean up Hanford. Those are the certainties of life in Washington, but the state is pushing back against the latest federal request for permission …


Restored B-29 ‘Fifi’ keeps World War II aviation alive

As lead navigator for the group that ended the war with Japan by dropping two atomic bombs, Wilbur Lyon was a witness to one of the most momentous turns of …


DOE endorses Hanford B Reactor for national park

Hanford’s historic B Reactor should be included in any Manhattan Project National Historical Park, along with key Department of Energy property in Tennessee and New Mexico, DOE has told the …