RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) – Hanford’s B Reactor celebrated its 70th anniversary this week with public tours and live music.
Friday marked 70 years since the reactor was started up for the first time.
The B Reactor was the world’s first full-scale nuclear reactor and it produced plutonium used for nuclear bombs.
The military project during World War II brought 50,000 to the area, who built the town of Richland.
The B Reactor is currently a National Historic Landmark.
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