Registration for Hanford B Reactor starts Tuesday

Herald staffMarch 3, 2014 

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This historic photo shows the front face of Hanford’s B Reactor core where uranium fuel was loaded into processing tubes. More than 2,000 holes bored through the core’s graphite blocks held the fuel rods.

COURTESY OF DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY — Courtesy of the B Reactor Museu

Registration for Hanford B Reactor tours this year starts at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday and some seats may still be available for Hanford sitewide tours after registration for those seats opened at 6 p.m. Monday.

Registration for tours of the historic reactor is available at www.hanford.gov, by calling 509-376-1647 or by visiting the B Reactor Tour Headquarters at 2000 Logston Blvd., Richland.

B Reactor tours are planned on about 50 days from April 1 through Sept. 18. Participants take a bus from the tour headquarters to the reactor.

The sitewide tours of Hanford also include a brief walking tour of B Reactor, plus a stop at several environmental cleanup projects. Registration for those tours is available only online at www.hanford.gov, and the seats are claimed quickly.

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