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Hanford Nuclear Site

For those researching the history of Hanford Nuclear Site, this guide suggests resources at Brooks Library and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.


Atomic Energy and Nuclear History Learning Curriculum. Oregon State University Libraries:

This online exhibit by the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections presents teaching materials on the history and development of radioactivity from 1896 to 2002. The website is divided into fifteen subject areas, including Early Physics, The Manhattan Project, Military Aspects of Atomic Energy, Politics in the Atomic Era, and Social Consequences of the Atomic Age, as well as introductory and concluding sections and a bibliography.

International Atomic Energy Agency:

Created in 1957, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) aims to promote the "peaceful uses of nuclear sciences and technology." To ensure these goals, the agency inspects nuclear facilities, develops standards for the safe operation of nuclear facilities, and dispenses scientific and technical information on peaceful nuclear applications. The IAEA website offers documents, newsletters, FAQs, reports, and briefs on a variety of topics relating to nuclear energy.

International Energy Agency:

This website offers detailed and general documents, statistics, and reports about energy and its use throughout the world. This information can be found by topic or by region.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) website is designed to provide timely and accurate information for a general audience about nuclear energy and its uses. The site is organized into subject areas, including nuclear reactors, nuclear materials, radioactive waste, nuclear security, public meetings and involvement. The website permits users to locate nuclear facilities, find recent news articles, watch relevant videos, view photos, and gather materials relevant to students and teachers.

U.S. Energy Information Administration

Broad in scope, this website offers information about various types of energy to everyone from schoolchildren to researchers. The site provides statistical forecasts and analyses of various energy industries; historical data; statistics on the use of energy in households, buildings, and industries; and information about the environment.