Tag Results for Plutonium (8)

  1. Hanford B Reactor Designated National Landmark

    Photo: Walter Whitman A windowless concrete structure standing alone on a stretch of desert in the northwestern United States is now a National Historic Landmark. The structure is the B Reactor, the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor and a key piece of the Manhattan Project. The federal government announced the landmark status late last month, and now the reactor will become more accessible to the public, the New York Times reports. The B Reactor, part of the Hanford nuclear fuel fabrication site in Washington State, produced the plutonium used in the first man-made …

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