How It Was Built

How It Was Built

Hank Kosmata: Reactor assembly. The nitrogen in normal air would absorb neutrons, so the atmosphere inside the reactor is helium. The helium distribu

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Irrigation Evolution

Irrigation Evolution

Tom Marceau: There is an evolution in irrigation farming here on the Hanford site. What we are looking at here is one of the later stages of irrigati

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The British Mission

The British Mission

Narrator: The Manhattan Project was truly an Anglo-American effort. In 1939, Sir James Chadwick, Rudolf Peierls and other British scientists began ex

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Two Seconds

Two Seconds

Narrator: The world’s first controlled chain nuclear reaction took place beneath the bleachers of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. Und

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Wide-Eyed Boy From Idaho

Wide-Eyed Boy From Idaho

Narrator: As young man from northern Idaho, Larry Denton was astonished at the sheer magnitude of Camp Hanford with its 50,000 people coming and goin

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