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The Chariot, Alaska Site


Chariot, Alaska, harbor excavation plans, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy The Chariot, Alaska site (known as “Project Chariot”) was part of the Plowshare Program created in 1957 by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). A main purpose of the Plowshare Program, which was located in Chariot in the Cape Thompson area of [...]

The Chariot, Alaska Site2019-01-23T11:21:46-07:00

The Amchitka, Alaska Site


Amchitka is the largest and southernmost island of the Rat Islands group in the Aleutian Chain, located about 1,340 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Amchitka boasts roughly 74,240 acres, with a hilly landscape containing elevations that range from sea level to over 1,100 feet above sea level. The U.S. military chose Amchitka Island to [...]

The Amchitka, Alaska Site2019-01-23T11:11:53-07:00

The Lakeview, Oregon Site


The Uranium Mill and Disposal Cell processing site is a former uranium-ore processing facility located in the town of Lakeview, Oregon, which is located approximately 16 miles north of the California-Oregon border. Uranium is used primarily for the development of nuclear power, and the uranium milling process used at the Lakeview site left radioactive [...]

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The Albany Research Center


The Albany Research Center, also known as the Northwest Electro-development Laboratory and the Albany Metallurgy Research Center was opened in 1943 in Albany, Oregon. The original use of the center was to find methods for using the abundant low-grade resources of the area and to develop new metallurgical processes using the wealth of electrical [...]

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The Wah Chang Site


Since 1956, the plant now owned by ATI Wah Chang (formerly called the Wah Chang Corporation) has operated as a rare metals extraction facility, after the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracted with Wah Chang Corporation in 1956 to run the U.S. Bureau of Mines zirconium plant in Albany, Oregon. The Wah Chang Corporation produced [...]

The Wah Chang Site2019-01-23T10:29:58-07:00

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is under the authority of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and is located in Washington State. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory began official operations in 1965 and is still in operation today. PNNL’s first mission was the research and development involved in relation to the manufacturing of nuclear [...]

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The Hanford Site


The Hanford Nuclear Site is located in southeastern Washington State, in the town of Hanford located in Benton County. The site was originally established in 1943 to produce plutonium for the first nuclear bomb, which was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan. Production slowed after the end of World War II, but increased again in 1947 [...]

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