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Title
Construction of Sodium Reactor Experiment reactor
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1956
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
This reactor was part of the Sodium Reactor Experiment, a nuclear power plant built by Atomics International of North American Aviation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, in the Santa Susana Mountains. The reactor was active from 1957 to 1964.
Photograph caption dated February 4, 1956 reads, "Atomic reactor to generate power. San Fernando Valley's atomic reactor, above, first non-military reactor in nation to be operated by private firm to produce electricity is nearing completion stage in Santa Susana Mountains. It is being built by Atomics International of North American Aviation. It will be capable of producing 7,5000 kilowatts. Negotiations are under way between the group and Southern California Edison Co. for sale of "surplus heat.""
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00083720
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d002_f29_i15
CARL0002885557
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/42805
Subject
Santa Susana Field Laboratory (Calif.)
North American Aviation.--Atomics International Division
Nuclear power plants--California
Nuclear power plants--California--Design and construction
Mountains--California, Southern
Santa Susana Mountains (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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