Excerpt from “Atomic Memory: Blue Glow”

Posted on June 2, 2021 by abek in Event

by Nancy Dickeman, former Abe Keller Peace Education Fund Board Member

“When we lived in Richland, my father worked as a nuclear physicist at what was then called the Hanford Nuclear Reservation: 586 square miles of sand-swept land taken for the government’s Manhattan Project. The tribes, Yakama, Nez Perce, Umatilla and Wanapum, who hunted and gathered food and considered the land sacred, were prohibited from entering. It was the site of the B Reactor that in secret produced the plutonium for “Fat Man,” the atomic bomb that took Nagasaki into air with a toll of 70,000 deaths, children etched into shadows on stone walls, birds in flight turned to flames.”

Read the full article here: https://www.highdesertjournal.com/nancy-dickeman-atomic-memory-blue-glow