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Miracle in The Desert - The Story of Hanford R2 of 3

Reel Number: 220720-07

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1966

Country: USA

Location: Hanford Wa.

TC Begins: 21:31:52

TC Ends: 21:41:21

Duration: 00:09:29

Miracle in The Desert - The Story of Hanford R2 of 3 Fuel elements in 5 story reactor & loading tubes, workers on moving equipment. 21:32:28 Coolant water & pan over cooling pens of water outside reactor building. Men dropping new plutonium rods into deep water. 21:33:3? Moved by RR to separation plant. Interior with overhead - crane operator behind concrete shield. Various workers, moving items. 21:34:5? Worker safety sign. 1959 dual purpose reactor control room. Plutonium for defense / defence & steam for electricity. 21:35:46 President John F. Kennedy / JFK visits & to break ground, speaking. AVs power plant - electricity pylons & power lines. 21:37:22 Research & development: air ground & water around facility checked and tested. Animals in pens, fish tested for radioactivity; flock of seagulls, birds tested. Plants in laboratory conditions tested to see if any effect. Goat & kid tested; scientists feed pigs. Medical biological research, pig has x-ray. 21:39:46 Weather forecasting - balloon released. Coloured gases released for study re rocket fuels in atmosphere. Scientist carry out study of changes in uranium fuel elements. 21:40:30 Animation space satellite. Men using artificial arms to manipulate radioactive material. Compacting plutonium using giant impact forge. Nuclear research; atomic manufacturing industry; Industrial safety; U-238; Enriched Uranium; Plutonium; Radioactivity

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