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Construction of fission housing for Sodium Reactor Experiment reactor
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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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.
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Valley Times Collection
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

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