They’re opening up registration for tours of Hanford! Tomorrow morning at 12:01 am, to be exact. There are two kinds of tours – one takes about five hours and is intense in the amount of coverage it provides. They’ll spend over an hour at the B reactor alone, and they added more attention on the tank farms this year. VERY cool!
The other tour takes less than three hours and focuses only on the B reactor.
Stay up late (or get up REALLY early, last year the longer tour spots were snapped up within twelve hours) and log on to http://www.hanford.gov/page.cfm/HanfordSiteTours right after midnight tonight.
Read the instructions carefully – you need to be a US citizen for one of the tours, and not the other, and you need to present ID with the exact same name as the name you signed up under, too, so now is not the time to try out your new married name (Cari Clooney isn’t going to fly for me, for example). In addition, there is a dress code, and an age limit for both.