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Columbia Basin Community College unveils state-of-the-art radiation simulator for Nuclear Technology Program

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PASCO, WA. -- The Nuclear Program at Columbia Basin College announced a cool new piece of technology thanks to one big donation. The device is called a Q-Track Simulator.

It basically is a state-of-the-art computer program that simulates nuclear radiation. The Q-Track was donated thanks to Washington River Protection Solutions who gave the last $32,000 needed to get CBC to the $80,000 total needed for the simulator. 

Dawn Alford the Director of the Nuclear Program says this new technology will be huge for them to help teach their students how to safely handle radiation.

"The simulator is incredible to our program," Alford said. "We've been wanting this for the last 5 years and through the generous donation of Washington River Protection Solutions, it's going to provide the top notch training for our students."

The nuclear program at CBC has been around for 6-years now and is nationally accredited. The program is only one of 22 around the nation and if you can believe it, it's the only nuclear program in the state of Washington.