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Spokesman Review Editorial Hits B-Reactor Hard

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RICHLAND, Wash.- A Spokane newspaper editorial criticizes the effort to preserve Hanford's historic B Reactor as a museum.

Here's the short of the article.  It questions the museum effort, instead telling people to question the ethical and moral questions surrounding the reactor because it produced the plutonium used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

KNDU spoke with historians who say this isn't even something we should be arguing about.

"It's important to study and debate, even people who disagree that it ever should have been built," said Hanford Historian Michele Gerber. 

The editorial also says the government can't even afford to keep it open.  It notes a National Parks site in western Washington that is closing because of funding needs.

Read the whole editorial here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hanford/message/2534.