At an isolated location along the Columbia River in 1944, the world's first plutonium factory became operational, producing fuel for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, during World War II. Former Seattle Times science writer Hill Williams traces the amazing, tragic story - from the dawn of nuclear science to Cold War testing in the Marshall Islands.
The book is published by Washington State University Press.
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Interesting but dry
- D. Calhoun
Good historical read
I live in the area and found the truth not always available here. Interesting information about process of establishing the Handford site.
This is the second book I have heard narrated by Sean Schroeder, both have been "good listens"
My mother was a "down winder" effected by radiation releases from Hanford as a teen and young adult. The casual disregard for damaging impacts to citizens demonstrated by the Handford administration in their frantic efforts to develop the bomb continue to this day.