Activities of the Atomic Energy Commission on the Hanford Project in Richland, Washington. An animation depicts : a plant set up for radioactive material recovery from storage by Isochem Inc. An electronic assembly plant by International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. A plant for the use of nuclear power in the space by Douglas United Nuclear . The Battelle Memorial Institute scientists work in a laboratory. Computer Sciences Corporation employees work on machines in a Univac computer room, processing data transferred through telephone lines. Workers of the U.S. Casting Company work on machines. Meters and other equipment. Donald G William, the manager of the AEC Richland, speaks about various other organizations involved in the segmentation and diversification program. Various scientists and workers at work in the plant. A barge in a river. The center for graduate study. Visitors at the science center in the Richland administration building. A child stands. Houses and trees in the foreground. Building of the dental center. People on a street in Richland Washington, and view of 1950s and 1960s cars and various automobiles. Homes along streets in suburban neighborhoods of the Richland Washington area. People passing time at a local lake swimming area, with children and families enjoying the water. A boat in water. Men water skiing. A U-37 Tri-Cities speed boat leaving dock area and speedboats in a race. An aerial view of the city. Vehicles on a road.
A ceremony for New Savings Bond program of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Richland, Washington. Soldiers march in a parade. People stand on a road side and clap. Miss Richland in a car at the parade. She waves to people and children wave back. Native Americans in cars during the parade. Officials show a flag that reads 'US Treasury, Richland'. People watch as officials raise the flag. Aircraft fly in formation. The flag on a flagpole. Trees in the background.
Activities of the Atomic Energy Commission on the Hanford Project in Richland, Washington. Scientists work on various equipment for constructing a plutonium breeder reactor. Glenn Theodore Seaborg, the chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission(AEC), speaks about the breeder reactor. He points to a picture of the breeder rector in operation at the Atomic Energy Commission testing center. Cars driven towards the AEC center. An aerial view of the AEC center. Donald G. Williams, the manager of the AEC Richland, speaks about the Richland plant. Vehicles on a road. An aerial view of the township. He speaks about the development of a metropolitan city and about providing jobs to people who would loose their jobs due to the shutting down of a few reactors. A man prints a paper that reads Hanford capabilities. The members of the Tri-City Development Council with other government officials in a conference. Names of the various big organizations involved in the Hanford Project after the General Electric.
Activities of the Atomic Energy Commission at Hanford Camp in Richland, Washington. Sign on Guard shack at entrance to Hanford site reads 'All Vehicles Stop For Inspection'. Vehicles pass through the check post which is manned by a guard. A car stops. The guard opens the door of the car and checks. He opens the trunk of the car and checks.
Activities of the Atomic Energy Commission at Hanford Camp in Richland, Washington. The side of a car reads 'Atomic Energy Commission'. A technician comes out of the car. He places a radiation monitoring instrument on a pole and picks up a cylindrical piece of equipment. He removes a polythene cover from the equipment and fixes it to the instrument. Technicians work on a vehicle. A technician uses a pipette to take out a liquid from a bottle. He drops the liquid on a plate. He takes the sample and puts it into a machine. A technician uses a suction device to collect a sample of soil from the ground. He places a Geiger counter or other radiation monitoring gauge on the ground.
Activities of the Atomic Energy Commission at Hanford Camp in Richland, Washington. A technician wearing protective gear takes a reading from a gauge in radiation zone. He moves the valve of the gauge. A sign on a door reads 'Radiation Zone'. The technician opens the door to leave the area. He is met by Health Physics technician who uses scanning equipment to measure radiation on him after he removes his protective clothing and places it in a box. The protective gear reads 'SWP' (Special Work Permit). He then proceeds to a step-off pad where he removes his boots and respirator which are also boxed up, as contaminated.