J.R. Oppenheimer and General Groves The Manhattan Project, An Interactive History Home The Manhattan Project, An Interactive History Home Department of Energy Home Office of History and Heritage Resources Home DOEHome
Events People Places Processes Science Resources

Resources

About this Site

How to Navigate this Site

Library

Maps

Note on Sources

Nuclear Energy and the Public's Right to Know

Photo Gallery

Site Map

Sources and Notes

Suggested
Readings

F REACTOR PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION COMPLEX
Hanford Engineer Works, 1945
Resources > Photo Gallery

Plutonium production area, Hanford, ca. 1945

The F Reactor plutonium production complex at Hanford.  The "boxy" building between the two water towers on the right is the plutonium production reactor; the long building in the center of the photograph is the water treatment plant.

The photograph was reproduced from Henry DeWolf Smyth, Atomic Energy for Military Purposes: The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1945).  The Smyth Report was commissioned by Leslie Groves and originally issued by the Manhattan Engineer District.  Princeton University Press reprinted it in book form as a "public service" with "reproduction in whole or in part authorized and permitted."  

Below is the B Reactor plutonium production complex at Hanford.  It is courtesy Hanford's Environmental Restoration Project.  Click here for a higher-resolution version of the same photograph.

Plutonium production area, Hanford, ca. 1945

Click on a link below to return to:

Previous    Next

Home | History Office | OpenNet | DOE | Privacy and Security Notices
About this Site | How to Navigate this Site | Note on Sources | Site Map | Contact Us