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Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project Reaches Across Oceans

“Hanford Reach” is a multimedia installation in Maxey Museum addressing the connection between the Hanford plutonium production and the bombing on Nagasaki during WWII.

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

While August 9, 2020, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, may seem far in the future, Whitman College is already preparing its own contribution to the dialogue on the legacy of Nagasaki, in the form of the Hanford-Nagasaki project. An examination of the connection between the ...

Contamination in Eastern Washington

Sarah Cornett and Ellen Ivens-Duran

May 17, 2016

It was a sunny day in Eastern Washington, and General Frank Matthias was on a search for mediocrity. Matthias was on the market for a site that would become the first plutonium plant, designed to supply the Manhattan Project with the essential ingredient for producing a nuclear bomb. The year was 19...

Hanford advocacy groups hold alternative to State of the Site meeting

Hanford advocacy groups hold alternative to State of the Site meeting

Andy Monserud

April 30, 2015

Maxey Auditorium played host to a community-led meeting on the Hanford Nuclear Site on Wednesday, April 29. Organized by a collection of advocacy groups involved in the cleanup at Hanford, the event, along with several similar events across the Pacific Northwest, served as a substitute for the Department...

Whistleblowers Tour Reveals Risks, Importance of Speaking Out

Lachlan Johnson

December 6, 2012

Students learned the risks and benefits of speaking out about ethical concerns in the workplace on Thursday, Nov. 29 when the American Whistleblower Tour (AWT) paid a visit to campus. The three visiting speakers talked about their experiences exposing violations at the Hanford Nuclear Site, located...

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