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Manhattan Project 70th Anniversary Tours and Lecture Series

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NEAR RICHLAND, Wash.-- October marks the 70th anniversary of the Manhattan Project. And to celebrate the milestone, Hanford is opening up the T Plant for the first ever public tours.

The T Plant was the original plutonium separation plant.

The public can also attend a series of lectures about Hanford's history presented by nationally known experts. Organizers say visitors will get an in-depth look at the rich history of the T Plant and the Hanford site.

"How they've cleaned it up and what it's role was originally. You'll get to hear people who actually worked there. We're going to be showcasing some oral histories of people who worked there. It's a whole new aspect of Hanford that people never really knew about," said Sharon Holden, Hanford History Partnership.

The tours and lectures are every weekend in October.

Spots on the tours are filling up fast. If you'd like to register for a tour or attend a lecture, you can find out more information at or call (509) 372-7125.