The Hanford Story


  • Why did Hanford produce so much plutonium?
  • How hazardous is the Plutonium Finishing Plant in comparison to other facilities on the Hanford Site?
  • What was the other name for the Plutonium Finishing Plant?
  • Why was security and secrecy required for the plant and its product – plutonium?
  • When did the last of the last shipment of plutonium leave the plant?
  • What is the main focus of work at the plant today?
  • Why must workers suit up in multiple layers of protective clothing before entering some areas of the plant?
  • When (what year) does the Department of Energy expect to complete demolition of the Plutonium Finishing Plant?





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