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Main Title Atomic frontier days : Hanford and the American West /
Author Findlay, John M.,
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Hevly, Bruce William.
Publisher Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest in association with University of Washington Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 682897069
ISBN 9780295990972 (pbk. : alk. paper); 029599097X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Nuclear facilities--Waste disposal--Washington (State)--Hanford Site ; Radioactive waste disposal--Washington (State)--Hanford Site ; Nuclear reactors--Washington (State)--Hanford Site ; Hanford Site (Wash) ; Plutoniumwirtschaft--(DE-588)4131362-8 ; Radioaktiver Abfall--(DE-588)4048190-6 ; Hanford, Wash--(DE-588)4327163-7
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ESAM  TD898.12.W2F56 2011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/16/2013
Collation xv, 368 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Plutonium, production, and pollution : Hanford's career as federal enclave -- The atomic city of the West : Richland and the Tri-Cities -- The politics of Hanford : warfare and welfare -- Hanford and the Columbia River Basin : economy and ecology. On the banks of the Pacific Northwest's greatest river lies the Hanford nuclear reservation, an industrial site that appears to be at odds with the surrounding vineyards and desert. The 586-square mile compound on the Columbia in eastern Washington is known both for its origins as part of the Manhattan Project, which made the first atomic bombs, and for the monumental effort now under way to clean up forty-five years' of waste from manufacturing plutonium for the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. Hanford routinely makes the news, as scientists, litigants, administrators, and politicians argue over its past and its future.