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 large crowd gathers to welcome U.S. President Richard Nixon at a public ceremony near Richland, Washington, at the site of the Hanford Works nuclear facility. Marine One helicopter visible parked behind the crowd. President Nixon and First Lady Patricia stand on a platform and wave the crowd. The crowd cheers for them. Other dignitaries accompany them on stage. The officials walking down steps after the speech. Those visible include Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton, then Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission James Schlesinger, and Washington State Governor Daniel J. Evans.
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 U.S. soldiers at Hanford Camp in Richland, Washington. Military Police stop a truck at a check post and check. The soldiers in the truck show their identity cards. Vehicles are checked at the check post. A sign in front of a barren land reads 'US Government Property'. A sign reads 'Headquarters Camp Hanford North Richland Washington'. Vehicles are driven. Mobile heavy artillery pieces are parked and some worked on by crews in maintenance shop. Civilian machinists working on lathes in the shop.Soldiers and civilians walk towards lot where cars are parked.
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.