As a born and bred Tri-Citian, I have Hanford Nuclear Reactor site history running through my veins. If you've lived here long enough you have worked there, someone in your family has worked there, or you know of lots of people who have worked or currently work there.
Today I had the pleasure of doing the B Reactor tour with my family. It's been on our To Do list for a while. I took lots of pictures that I will post here.
A couple of cool tidbits. Enrico Fermi who was the brains behind this whole accomplishment was codenamed Eugene Farmer.
DuPont was asked to be the main contractor building the plant and ancillary facilities but they got so much flak from profiting during WWI that they would only do it if they were paid $1. And because they finished early, were only paid $.67 (or so the story was told).
The engineering, design and technological accomplishment this structure exhibits in history, is really unprecedented. I highly encourage you to attend one of the Hanford Site Tours (main website) for either the B Reactor Tours or the Hanford Site Public Tours. Each has its own restrictions on age and nationality so read carefully before signing up. Also I heard the docent say that if you show up for a B Reactor tour, they try very hard to get you a spot, even if they are full.
Angie Furubotten-LaRosee, CFP® is a financial planner who helps regular people with "big picture" planning, focusing on their money and their lives.
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