Learn about nuclear history in the fourth Let's Talk About Hanford

Hanford History Part II

We've scheduled the fourth edition of our Let's Talk About Hanford virtual conversations!

Join us live 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 for Hanford History Part II. 

In this fourth discussion, we'll be diving into the history of the Hanford Site from the end of World War II through the signing of the Tri-Party Agreement in 1989. We covered the first part of Hanford history in our May event, and encourage you to watch that event's recording if you missed it.

Robert Franklin is slated to join the live conversation as our returning featured guest from Hanford History Part I, along with Ginger Wireman, Ryan Miller, and Daina McFadden from our agency's Nuclear Waste Program. 

Franklin is the assistant director and archivist of the Hanford History Project, director of the Hanford Oral History Project, a certified archivist, and a lecturer in the History Department at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

Following a history presentation, we will answer your questions involving the Hanford Site during the Cold War years.

Join the conversation

For this event, we will continue to offer options to stream on both WebEx and Facebook Live. 

To join the Facebook livestream, watch live at the time of the event from our Hanford Facebook page, or the Facebook event page.

For the WebEx stream (audio and video):

Join by phone (audio only): 

  • 1-415-655-0001 US Toll
  • 1-206-207-1700 (United States Toll (Seattle)
  • Access Code: 246 696 51093
  • Event password: 67678932 (when joining by phone only)

Can't attend the conversation on Sept. 28? The event recording will be available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel shortly after the stream ends. You can also submit your questions to us about Hanford during the Cold War in advance of the live event. We'll make every effort to answer your submitted questions live during the Q&A session.

What it's all about

We first announced these virtual events in late March, with the aim to help you better understand all things related to Hanford and its complex nuclear cleanup.

Beginning during World War II, Hanford produced plutonium for decades before shifting to a new mission in 1989 to clean up the massive amounts of waste and contamination that production left behind. 

These conversations blend high-level easy-to-understand presentations and conversations with you about Hanford topics, ranging from specific cleanup projects and history of the site to the Hanford Reach habitat and wildlife that call it home.

We're gearing these virtual discussions toward those unfamiliar with Hanford, those who want a refresher, or to expand existing knowledge about Hanford. We'll start each event with a short high-level presentation on that day's topic, followed by a live Q&A with those watching.

Have any questions or ideas for future conversations? Drop us a line, and we hope to see you virtually during our fourth livestream!

Missed the introduction video or first three conversations? Check them out on YouTube: