Saturday, June 23, 2012

Experimental Breeder Reactor-I Atomic Museum

EBR-I generated the first usable electricity from atomic energy in December 1951. The tour showcases four nuclear reactors (including two aircraft nuclear propulsion prototypes), a reactor control room, remote handling devices for radioactive materials, radiation detection equipment, and much more. The facility is located 18 miles southeast of Arco, Idaho. Click on photos to enlarge.

Control room

Nuclear reactor

Here are the two nuclear aircraft engine prototypes...

Lead shielded locomotive developed to move the nuclear powered aircraft

Lastly, I photographed this encrypted code written on the mountain outside of Arco...

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