|“||Where we're putting it, no one's going to go looking.||”|
— Alicia Corwin
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation, or Hanford Site, is a nuclear power facility in Washington State. It housed the Machine between 2009 and 2013. 
After Nathan Ingram provided the specifications for a facility to house the Machine's servers, Lawrence Szilard, Daniel Aquino, and one other man were contracted to build such a facility. The facility had to be hidden in plain sight and have power for 50,000 people, so they chose a nuclear reprocessing facility in Hanford, Washington. The army corps of engineers were hired as work force. The Machine arrived on a train from Des Moines, Iowa, disguised as radioactive material to evade scrutiny. (“No Good Deed”) (“God Mode”)
The Machine was stored in one huge vault inside the facility and watched by a caretaker. After the Machine moved itself, only a table for the caretaker and some leftover wires remained.
Other possible locations
At some point, Ingram attempted to locate the Machine and drew up a map with possible locations:
- Yucca Mountain, Nevada (used for long term storage of radioactive waste)
- Comanche Peak, Texas (a nuclear power plant)
- Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington
Reese and Shaw later find the map in a safe inside the library. (“God Mode”)
- A facility which houses the Machine was first seen at the end of “Pilot”. The room's floor had white tiles and was presumably raised (common in server rooms). The floor seems to be removed after the Machine's relocation as it was grey in “God Mode”.