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The Atomic Landscape
Summer 2012

Seven decades after the first nuclear production facilities were sited at Hanford, we discover the cultural legacy. We sample from poetry, history, and art, as well as a WSU student’s master’s thesis.


Categories: Washington state history, History, Poetry
Tags: Hanford, Manhattan Project, Nuclear reactors, World War II, Atomic bomb


You, too, can run a nuclear reactor
Summer 2010
Particles moving faster than the speed of light. Elements transmuted from one to another. A million watts of power. Hands-on practice controlling a nuclear reactor. These are some of the selling points of Chemistry 490, a specialized elective c...
Categories: Chemistry, WSU students
Tags: Nuclear reactors, Nuclear safety


A Nuclear Icon
Spring 2005
If you've ever driven State Road 24 from Othello to Yakima, you may have glanced across the Columbia as you neared the Vernita Bridge and noticed the B Reactor. There it sits across the river, stark, intriguing, and mysterious against the shrub-st...
Categories: Physics, Engineering
Tags: Nuclear reactors


Working to prevent another Chornobyl
Winter 2003
"While it is devastating to see the impact of the Chornobyl accident—both economically and socially—international nuclear safety has advanced significantly because of this incident." — Susan SennerTeams of communications professionals at the...
Categories: Communication, Alumni
Tags: Nuclear safety, Nuclear reactors