Nina's Stillwater Calendar

Friday, June 29

Visiting the B-Reactor

For those of you who don't know, Richland (seriously, the whole town) was built during WWII as part of the Manhattan Project. Its sole purpose was to house people to work at the reactor making plutonium for nuclear weapons. Interns get to tour B-Reactor, which is where the plutonium for the Nagasaki bomb was made. We were told we couldn't have cameras until the bus got to the reactor and then we were told that of course we could have cameras! My officemate Megan whipped out her cellphone and started clicking. So the quality isn't great, but it sure beats nothing. And I have a picture of myself running along the evac route in a nuclear reactor. How cool is that?

1 comment:

Jill said...

Hey, your hair is growing longer, I like it!

I didn't know you ran so well!