B Reactor Museum

B Reactor declared a National Historic Landmark

"Preserve B Reactor" — slide show

Bills in Congress regarding a B Reactor Museum

Our Vision for a B Reactor Museum

105-B Reactor Facility Museum Phase 1 Feasibility Study Report [PDF format]

Hanford B Reactor Building Hazard Assessment Report [PDF format]

Hanford Reach National Monument

The Hanford Reach -- the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River in the United States -- extends 51-miles upstream from Richland, Washington, largely bordering the Hanford Nuclear Site.

The Reach and some 195,000 acres of land along the river were designated the Hanford Reach National Monument in 2000. Much of the land has been a buffer zone, undisturbed since the early 1940s, for the former plutonium production site.

Eighty percent of upper Columbia River fall chinook salmon spawn in the Hanford Reach. The biologically diverse landscape of the monument is the largest remnant of the shrub-steppe ecosystem that once blanketed the Columbia River Basin. The land supports several species of rare insects and plants and is home to many birds and mammals. In addition, hundreds of prehistoric archeological sites have been found on monument land, making it especially important to regional Native American tribes.

The Hanford Reach National Monument is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Proclamation establishing the Hanford Reach National Monument

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