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New Hanford documentary screens this week

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RICHLAND, WA- Hanford's historical B Reactor plays a starring role in a new documentary.

The film, produced by a Department of Energy employee, looks back to the early days of Hanford when B Reactor workers produced the plutonium for the bomb dropped over Nagasaki, Japan, to today's clean-up activities.

The first showing of "The Area: a Journey Through the Hanford Nuclear Reservation," will be at noon Tuesday at the Richland Federal Building auditorium. A second screening starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

There will be two more showings at the same times on Wednesday, and then one more chance to catch the documentary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Because you're going to a federal building, you will need identification with a photograph to get in.