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Nov. 10, 2003.

Hanford Cultural and Historic Resources Program,

The Hanford Site in eastern Washington was the scene of production of high-grade plutonium for nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project.

This website features

  • an extensive collection of declassified photographs
  • histories of the facilities
  • documents on dealings with Native Americans in the area
  • information on buildings in the National Register of Historic Places

The site is part of the U.S. Energy Department's Hanford site,, which focuses on the current cleanup efforts.

Looking for other information on the Hanford site?

Marian, the Law Library's catalog, lists several  items about Hanford on such subjects as

  • environmental impact assessments
  • estimated radiation doses to Yakama tribal fishermen
  • plans to use Hanford as a national nuclear waste repository
  • Libraries on campus have many items on Hanford, and Summit,, the combined catalog for 27 colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington, contains information on almost 1,800 books, documents, and technical reports.

The UW Libraries catalog,, describes more than 100 books, including

  • On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site (2002)
  • A Guide to the Hanford Thyroid Disease Study: Final Report (2002)
  • Final Hanford Comprehensive Land-Use Plan Environmental Impact Statement (1999)
  • Hanford Waste Privatization (1996)
  • Atomic Harvest: Hanford and the Lethal Toll of America's Nuclear Arsenal (1993)
  • Aquatic Bioenvironmental Studies: The Hanford Experience, 1944-84 (1990)
  • Hanford and the Bomb: An Oral History of World War II (1989)
  • Nuclear Safety: Comparison of DOE's Hanford N-Reactor with the Chernobyl Reactor: Briefing Report to Congressional Requesters (1986)
  • and so on.

And if you search the Summit catalog,, the combined library catalogs of 27 colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington, you'll find hundreds of items. Summit includes the catalog of the John F. Kennedy Library of Eastern Washington University. UW Law students, faculty, and staff may directly request items they find via Summit and have them delivered to the Gallagher Law Library.

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