Re: “Hanford’s B Reactor: A park haunted by the 20th century” (editorial, 8-20).
I believe the B Reactor is fine the way it is, and I believe it’s a mistake to turn it into a park.
I visited the B Reactor in 2009. At that time, public tours were infrequent, space was limited and reservations were hard to come by. My tour group found the building very much as it was when shut down in 1968, save for the necessary clean-up work. There was little sign the place had become a museum.
In the control room, I stood inches …