Sign-up for 2016 sitewide tours of the Hanford nuclear reservation starts at 9 a.m. April 5.
Just 15 tours are offered this year, so those who want to take them should waste no time in signing up at www.hanford.gov. The bus tours will focus on current environmental cleanup work at the site, where plutonium was produced for the nation’s nuclear weapons program.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and U.S. citizens.
The tours are separate from tours of areas included in the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford. Registration for those tours, which cover B Reactor or pre-World War II Hanford, is available by calling 509-376-1647.