Construction of fission housing for Sodium Reactor Experiment reactor
Valley 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 May 10, 1956 reads, "Fission housing lowered into place. Container to house core, or component in which nuclear fission takes place to produse 20,000 kilowatts of heat, is lowered into position at Sodium Reactor Experiment site in Santa Susana Mountains near Canoga Park. Reactor is part of program to develop commercial power from atomic energy."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00083722 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d002_f29_i17 CARL0002885555 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/42803
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