NEAR RICHLAND, Wash.-- A new addition to the Hanford B Reactor tour promises to engage visitors in the area's history.
A new B Reactor display, the 100 B Area Facility Board is a model to scale of all the buildings used to run the B Reactor.
The board is designed to illustrate the grand scale of the B Reactor facilities and showcase the workers' accomplishments.
The board displays each replica building and illuminates the structures with a push of a button to match a description of the facility.
Within a few weeks there will be narrations that play as the model buildings light up.
"Getting B Reactor running, from the power plant, to the pump house, to down at the river, to the water lines, it's just amazing how they could do so much in such a short time," said Maynard Plahuta, B Reactor Museum Association.
Workers completed the infrastructure work in just 13 months.
The B Reactor Museum Association hopes the B Area model board will illustrate this impressive part of American history to the thousands of visitors that tour the reactor every year.