Hanford tours fill up, draw worldwide interest

Hanford tours fill up, draw worldwide interest
Hanford "B" Reactor - file photo.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy is offering twice as many tours of the Hanford nuclear reservation than in previous years. But it still isn't enough to satisfy the public's curiosity about the site.

The department had offered 48 tours for the public to register for on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration opened early Monday, but by 6 p.m., all 2,000 spots were filled.

There's still hope for people looking for a spot. Newly available seats will be posted shortly before each tour when cancellations are received.

All registration is on the Internet at www.hanford.gov. The tours start April 2.