Scientists protected by thick protective glasses study radioactive materials at Hanford site in Richland, Washington.
Richland Washington USA Date:1966 Duration:1 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
Activities of the Atomic Energy Commission on the Hanford Project in Richland, Washington.
An animation depicts that a satellite can be run by the heat from the decay of a few pounds of plutonium. Scientists protected by thick protective glasses study the radioactive materials by remote control devices. A scientist stands near an impact forge. A scientist picks up a piece of plutonium using tongs. The piece of plutonium is placed on the forge. Hands of the scientist on the control of a the machine. Plutonium is pressed to a high density. A plutonium recycle test reactor. A scientist pours a powdered fuel. Scientists work on different machines for compacting uranium and plutonium into fuel elements by ultra sound waves.
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