The Atom and You

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This Paramount News footage, dated March 25, 1953, shows “tests conducted at Hanford, Washington, on effects of exposure of sheep and salmon to radiation…” Tests which blithely reassure the public the government had successfully protected the pristine waters and fishy wild life of Washington state from radiation contamination Those sitting in the theaters breathed a sigh of confident relief.

Hanford Science Forum 1957

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Presented by General Electric, contractor for the United States Atomic Energy Commission, it’s the Hanford Science Forum and Dr. Richard F. Foster, manager of the Aquatic Biology Operation, assuring that the mildly radioactive materials entering the river are negligible and not hazardous to aquatic wild life. He brings specimens for us to ogle! Including a crawfish that he confides isn’t …

Another new Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project painting

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The Fire Prevention Parade Digital painting, 2009 Light box enlargement Read the introduction to the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project paintings What the Hanford Declassified Project archive shows is that life was one long parade in Richland Parades are a recurring theme in the Hanford Declassified Project archive. Their intent was to build morale and a sense of community among …

Nuclear Family Shelter

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Nuclear Family Shelter Digital painting, 2009 Read the introduction to the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project paintings What every nuclear bomb shelter needs a magic vacuum Light box enlargement A new painting for the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project series, this one showing a cozy nuclear family bomb shelter, with my addition of Kirby, a Japanese character who protects Dream …

Hanford Declassified Photo Collection on Flickr

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Read the introduction to the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project paintings 783 pics are now up in my Flickr collection of public domain photos culled from the Hanford Declassified Project. The carefully chosen selection is enough to give a sense of the trailer city, the unique war time boom town, and its mindset. Proof that they took time from processing …

"Red Rain" and the Japanese fire balloon that coincidentally found its way to Hanford

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Read the introduction to the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project paintings Susan Och over at French Road Connections, who recently ran for and was voted into community service (congratulations, Susan), today has a post on a new book written by her brother, Tim Wendel. Titled Red Rain, the novel took its inspiration from fire balloons the Japanese set loose over …

Model for Instrument Show Publicity Shot (Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project)

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Model for Instrument Show Publicity Shot, Declassified Digital painting, 2007 30 by 24 in. Lightbox enlargement Read the introduction to the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project paintings The painting is based on a photograph from the Hanford Declassified Project. Hanford, part of the Manhattan Project, was where the plutonium used on Nagasaki was manufactured. In 1953, the year of the …

The Ballerina, Declassified

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The Ballerina, Declassified, 2006 Digital painting based on a photo from the Hanford Declassified Project. Lightbox enlargement Read the introduction to the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project paintings A child ballerina performs at the Hanford Theater during the WWII years. Her family would have been involved, in some capacity, in the production of the plutonium used in the Fat Man …