- Associated Press - Friday, July 31, 2015

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - People who have an opinion about the creation of a national park at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have until Aug. 28 to comment on the operations plan created by the federal government.

Portions of Hanford are proposed to become part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The Tri-City Herald reports a draft agreement has been reached between the National Park Service and the Department of Energy to create and operate the park. The public now has a chance to comment on that agreement.

The park will also include historic areas at Los Alamos, New Mexico and Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Hanford was the site of the world’s first full-sized nuclear reactor and for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, including the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com


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