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In less than 2 years and under a shroud of secrecy, the reactors and facilities necessary to produce the plutonium used in nuclear weapons to end World War II were built at the Hanford Site in eastern Washington State. By October 1944, the first reprocessing facility (T Plant) began operating (in background). U Plant (in the foreground) was under construction in the mid-1940s. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been doing environmental remediation work at the Hanford Site since the 1960s.

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Document Title: Early Hanford Site
Category: Facilities, History
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: 1940s
Background: Due to heightened national security concerns, caution should be exercised in adding the following to communications products: 1) aerial images, 2) detailed maps, 3) images of the locations of hazardous materials or special nuclear materials, and 4) images showing detailed security features or emergency response features. These images cannot be used on external web sites.
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