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Valley nuclear reactor in Santa Susana Mountains
Alternative Title
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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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 November 11, 1959 reads, "Valley Nuclear Reactor -- Jointly operated by Atomics International and Southern California Edison Co. is this experimental, nuclear-powered plant in the Santa Susana Mountains. It generates electricity by using heat from a reactor (concrete building to the rear of the nuclear plant), built by AI. Fully 15 million kilowatt hours of electricity have been delivered to customers from the plant which has a generating capacity of 7,500 kilowatts."
1 photographic print :b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
North American Aviation.--Atomics International Division
Santa Susana Field Laboratory (Calif.)
Nuclear power plants--California
Mountains--California, Southern
Simi Valley (Calif.)
Santa Susana Mountains (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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