Trinity Relic Unearthed

June 2009
Military History;Jun/Jul2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p9
The article reports on the discovery of a rusty, broken safe from a Cold War disposal pit by a cleanup crew at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear processing site in Washington State. A glass jug containing 400ml of plutonium-29 was found inside the safe. An extensive testing and archival research was conducted by a team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland found that the sample belonged to the first batch of weapons-grade plutonium-239 ever made.


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