Thursday, March 05, 2009

A jar of old plutonium

''An old safe buried in a waste trench at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State has yielded an artifact from the birth of the atomic age: a batch of plutonium that is among the first ever made.
It was the product of test runs of a plant built for separating plutonium for use in the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb.
'' [source]

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