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.
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 on the Hanford Project in Richland, Washington. The Atomic Energy Commission at the Richland Headquarters for the Hanford work. A General Electric company worker works at machines and equipment. An aerial view of the Hanford plant shows nuclear reactors and separation plants. Workers work at the separation machinery to separate plutonium from uranium. Uranium rods in a wooden box are carried. An animation of a uranium rod shows fissionable uranium content and the process of conversion of non fissionable uranium to plutonium. Workers in an elevator are lowered. Workers at the reactor load the reactor with fuel. Water being used as a coolant in the reactor. A water purification plant. Other workers remove the used up uranium from the rear end of the reactor. The used up fuel is disposed in water tanks. More radioactive materials are carried in a railroad. Materials are taken to another plant. A worker operates a crane. The aluminum cladding is removed. The crane lowers the fuel. The fuel is changed to three useful products inside the plant. Workers at the plant process uranium for further use. Solid uranium is placed in a cylindrical containers. A machine lifts the containers and places it on a flat car. A chart shows injury free days in various plants.
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.
'The Story of Hanford' about the activities of the Atomic Energy Commission and parts of the atomic bomb Manhattan Project conducted at Camp Hanford in Richland, Washington. Houses of the workers construction buildings for the project. Trucks are driven on a highway. Railroad carries material to the Hanford site. An aerial view of the plant with three nuclear reactors. Reactor for the production of plutonium. A plant for the separation of pure metal. Workers work at the plant to convert uranium into plutonium. The workers wear protective gear work. A worker opens the door of the area where plutonium is stored. Two workers bring air tight containers of plutonium on a trolley. A worker makes a note of it and places the containers in a lock. The energy of plutonium is compared with other fuels. The plant for the separation of plutonium from uranium. A map shows different places from which fissionable uranium and plutonium for the production of bombs can be obtained. People read newspapers.
Activities of the Atomic Energy Commission on the Hanford Project in Richland, Washington. A sign reads 'Welcome to N-Reactor Operated For The AEC By General Electric. Hanford Atomic Products Department'. General Electric members work in a communication room during the production of plutonium for any war and for the production of steam in 1959. Men speak over microphones. A man speaks into a telephone and moves towards a set of communication system. He presses a switch to raise an alarm. Many switches, dials, levers, blinking lights seen in the control room. In 1963 U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy arrives at the Hanford nuclear power plant site to break ground for the construction of the nuclear power plant. He disembarks from a helicopter. He gives a speech. Other officials sit at the back on chairs and listen. People gathered in the front clap. An aerial view of the power plant. Interiors of the plant communication room and a generation area. Workers work in the plant. An aerial view of the nuclear power plant and the dual reactor facility. Electrical towers for electricity supply to homes and factories in the region.