U.S. Department of the InteriorOffice of the Secretary - U.S. Department of the Interior - www.doi.gov - Media Advisory
Date: August 21, 2008
Contact: Chris Paolino

Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Deliver Remarks at Hanford Site

On Monday, August 25, 2008, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett will join U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Acting Deputy Secretary Jeffrey F. Kupfer to deliver remarks on the national significance of the B Reactor at DOE's Hanford Site in southeast Washington State. The event will highlight the historical importance of the B Reactor, which was the world's first full-size nuclear reactor and produced plutonium for the first atomic weapon test in New Mexico and for the atomic weapon used on Nagasaki, Japan, which helped end World War II.

Who: Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett
Acting Deputy Secretary of Energy Jeffrey F. Kupfer
What: Tour and remarks at the B Reactor at DOE’s Hanford Site
When: Monday, August 25, 2008
    8:45 AM PDT - Media must arrive at the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in
             Richland to obtain badges and for transport to the Hanford Site
    10:30 AM PDT - Media are invited to join Acting Deputy Secretary Kupfer, Deputy
             Secretary Scarlett and former reactor workers for a tour of B Reactor
    11:00 AM PDT – Ceremony at B Reactor
Where: U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building
825 Jadwin Avenue
Richland, WA 99354
*NOTE: Members of the media who plan to attend are required to register in advance and must provide the following information by Friday, August 22, 2008 to Cameron Hardy at (509) 376-5365 or Cameron_M_Hardy@rl.gov

  1. Full name (including middle) exactly as it appears on a valid photo ID (driver's license)
  2. Social Security number (confirm U.S. citizenship)
  3. Date of birth
  4. Place of birth (city, state)
  5. Name, address, and phone number of media affiliate

Attendees are encouraged to wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toed shoes/boots.

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