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Decommissioning Handbook

Editor
Anibal L. Taboas
Anibal L. Taboas
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A. Alan Moghissi
A. Alan Moghissi
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Thomas S. LaGuardia
Thomas S. LaGuardia
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ISBN-10:
0791802248
No. of Pages:
476
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2004

In 1942, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chose Hanford as the location for reactor, chemical separation, and related facilities for producing and purifying plutonium. A small farming and ranching community along the Columbia river, covering the towns of Richland, Hanford, and White Bluffs, was designated as site W of the Manhattan Project, the code name for the government's development of atomic and the nuclear weapons.. The land known as the Hanford Engineering Works was located in a sparsely populated area close to the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams.

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