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The Story of the Borax Nuclear Reactor and the EBR-I Meltdown

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Borax was the Nuclear Reactor that made history in 1955 by supplying the first electrical power to light up the town of Arco, Idaho. The lighting of Arco was a politically motivated project selected to compete with the Russian cold war propaganda, that the Americans were dedicating all their nuclear knowledge exclusively to military use. In November 1954 the Borax Reactor ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published 2008
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Thomas Eiden
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a nuclear engineer, this is a fascinating oral history of some of the greatest nuclear reactor experiments in history. Borax and EBR-1 were some of the pioneering experiments that provided the data for engineers to construct the life-serving reactors we use today.
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