Burial of Hot Goods at the 300N Site at the Hanford Project (7 pics)

Historic Photos from the Hanford Document Retrieval Declassified Archive of Burial of Contaminated Materials at the 300-N Site in 1955

Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Accession Number N1D0004132
Document Number 9855-NEG-B
Alternate Document Number 9855-NEG
Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Number of Pages 1
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Document Date 10-Feb-1955
Public Availability Date 14-Feb-2002

Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Accession Number N1D0004135
Document Number 9855-NEG-E
Alternate Document Number 9855-NEG
Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Number of Pages 1
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Document Date 10-Feb-1955
Public Availability Date 14-Feb-2002

Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Accession Number N1D0004136
Document Number 9855-NEG-F
Alternate Document Number 9855-NEG
Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Number of Pages 1
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Document Date 10-Feb-1955
Public Availability Date 14-Feb-2002

Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Accession Number N1D0004139
Document Number 9855-NEG-I
Alternate Document Number 9855-NEG
Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Number of Pages 1
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Document Date 10-Feb-1955
Public Availability Date 14-Feb-2002

Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Accession Number N1D0004137
Document Number 9855-NEG-G
Alternate Document Number 9855-NEG
Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Number of Pages 1
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Document Date 10-Feb-1955
Public Availability Date 14-Feb-2002

Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Accession Number N1D0004142
Document Number 9855-NEG-L
Alternate Document Number 9855-NEG
Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Number of Pages 1
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Document Date 10-Feb-1955
Public Availability Date 14-Feb-2002

Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Accession Number N1D0004141
Document Number 9855-NEG-K
Alternate Document Number 9855-NEG
Title Description 300-N BURIAL SITE
Number of Pages 1
Key Word(s)
Author(s)
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Document Date 10-Feb-1955
Public Availability Date 14-Feb-2002

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

2 thoughts on “Burial of Hot Goods at the 300N Site at the Hanford Project (7 pics)”

  1. Hey Juli,

    So it seems they rather unceremoniously dumped the stuff in a hole and buried it.

    At least the event appears to have been monitored by some dude with a geiger-counter…or maybe that’s a gun and he’s shooting whatever mutated varmints are crawling their way up out of the debris!

    Is that Washington state? Seems desert-like.

  2. Hey, John, didn’t get the notice you’d commented. Yes, that’s the Hanford Reserve in Washington State. It is semi-arid desert in that region but is also right alongside the Columbia River. So was chosen for water power and isolation. With the clean-up that’s being done, and will take decades, I would imagine this is one of those burial sites that will be dug up and contents moved further inland and reburied in a more protected manner.

    I don’t know how ably they kept up with the problem of radioactive varmints back then (other than the fish contamination). They occasional have problems with radioactive animals today.

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