(Richland, WA) -- After a two-year hiatus, tours of the Hanford B Reactor National Historic Landmark are back.

“Touring the B Reactor is like stepping back into the WWII era,” said DOE program manager for the Hanford Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Colleen French. “It’s certainly a marvel of science and engineering, but it represents so much more than that. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn from docents at the reactor and spend time on their own as they ponder the questions raised by Manhattan Project and its profound impacts.”

The U.S. Department of Energy is offering free tours starting Thursday, May 26 and will be offered through November as part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Later in the summer, tours will be offered six days a week in addition to the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

The walking facility tour includes transportation to and from the reactor. It is around four hours long. Masks are welcome but not required. The tours will only be offered when the Benton and Franklin counties COVID-19 Community Levels are ranked low/green by the CDC.

You can register online at https://manhattanprojectbreactor.hanford.gov/.

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