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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.""
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00083720 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d002_f29_i15 CARL0002885557 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/42805
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