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Title
Installation of 75-ton shield, shield being lowered, for 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
1957
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 Janurary 16, 1957 reads, "Lift 75-ton reactor component. Heaviest component of Sodium Reactor Experiment, 75-ton loading face shield, is lowered to fit snugly into top of nuclear reactor built by Canoga Park's Atomics International, division of North American Aviation, Inc. Eighty-one holes through shield provide access for removing and replacing fuel elements."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00083724
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d002_f29_i21
CARL0002885553
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/42800
Subject
Santa Susana Field Laboratory (Calif.)
North American Aviation.--Atomics International Division
Nuclear power plants--California--Simi Valley
Nuclear power plants--California--Simi Valley--Design and construction
Santa Susana Mountains (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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