Exhibit News

Particles on the Wall is excited to announce upcoming exhibits!

 

The REACH Museum

June 29 - October 21, 2016.

The REACH Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Sun & Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00AM-4:30PM

Visitthereach.org

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President John F. Kennedy visited Hanford in September 1963 for the groundbreaking for the steam generator for the N Reactor, and to commemorate the start of the reactor’s plutonium production operations. The N Reactor was the country’s first dual-purpose reactor, producing both plutonium and energy. President Kennedy used a wand fitted with uranium fuel at the tip to power a crane, opening a bucket of soil for the groundbreaking. JFK’s speech heralded the benefits of the Atoms for Peace program, and the peaceful use of nuclear technology for energy production. His visit was a landmark event for the Tri-Cities community, which, with the rest of the world, was deeply saddened by President Kennedy’s assassination two months later. The N Reactor operated from 1963-1987 and was the longest running reactor at Hanford. 


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Atoms for Peace?

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