Hanford national park bill advances in US Senate

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A bill that would create a national park including Hanford's historic B Reactor has advanced to the full U.S. Senate.

The bill introduced by Sen. Maria Cantwell passed the Energy and Natural Resourced Committee on Thursday.

The Tri-City Herald reports the Manhattan Project National Historic Park would include sites at Hanford, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Los Alamos, N.M., where the first atomic bombs were created during World War II.