RICHLAND, Wash. — Sunday is the National Day of Remembrance honoring Cold War nuclear workers. In the Tri-Cities, Washington, dozens of the people who worked at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to help make plutonium for bombs gathered Friday. Correspondent Anna King met James Bresina , and she has this audio postcard about his time on the nuclear site.
When I started out there I was what they call a 'youth opportunity trainee.' I made $1.25 and hour for my wages.
My name is James Bresina, and I worked at Hanford from 1966 to 1995. It was very secretive. Very tense.