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Mayor Yorty operates reactor
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated July 18, 1963 reads, "The first atomic power reactor in the Los Angeles area is operated by Mayor Samuel W. Yorty during a visit to the Atomics International field laboratories in the mountains above Canoga Park while company officials watch. Called the sodium reactor experiment, the sodium-cooled nuclear plant first generated electricity in 1957. It was built for the Atomic Energy Commission by Atomics International, a division of North American Aviation."
1 photographic print :b&w ;22 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Yorty, Sam,--1909-1998
North American Aviation.--Atomics International Division
North American Aviation.--Atomics International Division--Employees
Industrial facilities--California--Los Angeles
Sodium cooled reactors--California--Los Angeles
Nuclear reactors--California--Los Angeles
Mayors--California--Los Angeles
Nuclear industry--California--Los Angeles--Employees
Nuclear industry--California--Los Angeles
Canoga Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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