August 25, 2008 2:56 PM

Reactor that made fuel for Nagasaki bomb declared landmark

The designation of B Reactor is an important step in preserving the historic reactor as a museum. Built in 11 months as the United States raced to produce an atomic bomb during World War II, B Reactor produced plutonium for the first nuclear explosion in the New Mexico desert and for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

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