Hanford Nuclear Reservation Wants to Become a Park – Part 1
Hanford nuclear reservation is a barren 586 square mile site nesting against southwest reaches of the mighty Columbia River. It was founded in 1942 as part of the Manhattan Project, the project to build the world’s first nuclear bomb. The site was ideal because of its isolation, unlimited water supply, and dry desert-like climate allowing for quick, easy construction developments.
Today it represents a legacy of science gone mad, and a site dogged by waste and fraud.