Installation of 75-ton shield, shield being lowered, for Sodium Reactor Experiment reactor
ValleyÂ Times Photo Collection
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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 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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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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