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Manhattan Project B Reactor Tour Information

Registration for the 2011 Manhattan Project B Reactor Tours
will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Department of Energy has set dates for the 2011 Manhattan Project B Reactor Tour Program at the Hanford Site. A total of fifty B Reactor tours are scheduled for the following dates:

  • April 5, 6, 19, 20, and 23
  • May 3, 4, 7, 17, 18, 21, and 31
  • June 1, 4, 14, 15, 18, 28, and 29
  • July 2, 12, 13, 16, 26, 27, and 30
  • August 9, 10, 13, 23, 24, and 27
  • September 6, 7, 10, 24, 27, and 28

Tours will begin at 8:00 a.m. weekdays, and at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Each tour lasts approximately 3-1/2 hours.

Unlike the Site-Wide Public Tours where cameras are not allowed, participants are welcome to bring their cameras for the B-Reactor specific tours.

Registration will begin at 12:01 a.m., on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. A portion of tour slots are filled on a first-come first-served basis through an online registration system; tour registrations are also available on a first-come first-served basis through calling (509) 373-2774, or signing up at the B-Reactor Tour Headquarters located at 2000 Logston Boulevard, Richland, Washington.

The Manhattan Project B Reactor Tours are open to citizens of any country; however, all tour participants must be at least 18 years of age. There is no cost to participate in a Manhattan Project B Reactor Tour.

Further information on the tours will be posted on this website as it becomes available.

Manhattan Project-B Reactor Tour Requirements
Tour Point of Contact Russ Fabre, Mission Support Alliance (509) 373-2774.
Registration Begins at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Visitors will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis through the online web registration system, by calling (509) 373-2774, or visiting the B-Reactor Tour Headquarters, 2000 Logston Blvd, Richland, Washington, Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Group tours of the B Reactor can also be arranged by calling (509) 373-2774.
Age Must be at least 18 years of age.
Identification Photo driver's license, military ID, passport or state ID card.
Citizenship No citizenship restrictions.
Clothing Clothing must be appropriate for an industrial environment. Anyone not dressed appropriately will not be allowed on the tour. Closed-toed shoes are MANDATORY. Sandals, flip-flops, thongs, or open toe/open heel shoes are prohibited. Short sleeve shirts, knee-length shorts, or "capris" are acceptable but skirts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed. Long pants are encouraged and highly recommended.
Prohibited Articles See the Tour Restrictions list.
Allowed Items Cameras, personal computing devices and other recording media are allowed on the B Reactor Tours. For additional information regarding restricted and allowed items please visit the Tour Restrictions page.
Clearance/Badges Manhattan Project B Reactor visitors will receive a name badge at the time of registration. No other badge requirements are necessary.

Note: Public tours are subject to immediate cancellation any time the Security Condition (SECON) level is raised above 3, or in the event of other security of safety concerns. Additionally, in the unlikely event of an emergency or other unforeseeable situation, the tour bus may be required to remain on the Hanford Site for longer than scheduled, or the tour may be immediately terminated. Tour participants should be prepared for delays, or an earlier than normal return time.

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