President John F. Kennedy visited Hanford 50 years ago on Sept. 26, 1963, for the ceremonial groundbreaking on a steam plant that would allow N Reactor to produce electricity in addition to plutonium for nuclear weapons. The public was allowed on Hanford for the visit and about 37,000 people attended. (Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Energy)
President John F. Kennedy visited Hanford 50 years ago on Sept. 26, 1963, for the ceremonial groundbreaking on a steam plant that would allow N Reactor to produce electricity in addition to plutonium for nuclear weapons. The public was allowed on Hanford for the visit and about 37,000 people attended. (Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Energy)
President John F. Kennedy visited Hanford 50 years ago on Sept. 26, 1963, for the ceremonial groundbreaking on a steam plant that would allow N Reactor to produce electricity in addition to plutonium for nuclear weapons. The public was allowed on Hanford for the visit and about 37,000 people attended. (Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Energy)

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