AUTHORU.S. Department of Energy
TITLEHanford Site Historical District: History of the Plutonium Production Facilities 1943-1990
PUBLISHERBattelle Press
CITYColumbus, OH
DATE PUBLISHED2003
ISBN1-57477-133-7


This historical narrative details the selection, construction, and operation of the Hanford Site for plutonium production from its origins as a major component of the Manhattan Project during World War II until production ended at the close of the Cold War. In addition to the rich text, numerous photographs, maps and diagrams preserve the history of the site. Contributors include persons involved in many activities on the site including security, production, and waste management. The work was reviewed by people with expertise in the areas addressed. The book also contains a glossary of terms and an extensive bibliography.


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