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In a ghost town of Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, there lies a dormant nuclear reactor. This sleeping, gray edifice belies a rather dynamic past. B-Reactor was the world?s first full-scale nuclear reactor. But its more notorious claim to fame is this: this is where the plutonium-239 for atomic bombs was produced as part of the Manhattan Project, the United States nuclear weapons program during World War II.

Science and military history buffs can take a tour of selected areas of the nuclear facility. This site was declared a National Historic Landmark on August 19, 2008. The rest of the Hanford Site can be toured as well, with drive-bys of all nine reactors. The building is in the process of conversion into a museum to open it to more people.
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