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Nuclear Electricity 60th Anniversary

In 1954 AM-1 Obninsk supplied the first #nuclear electricity to the grid. This board records nuclear energy developments over the last 60 years.
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1962: Americium oxide, AmO2, was first offered for sale by the US Atomic Energy Commission in 1962 and the price of US$1500 per gram has remained virtually unchanged since.   One gram of americium oxide provides enough active material for more than three million household smoke detectors. #nuclear60  http://world-nuclear.org/info/Non-Power-Nuclear-Applications/Radioisotopes/Smoke-Detectors-and-Americium/  http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/smoke-detectors.html Energy Development, Smoke Detectors, Alarm Sound, Nuclear Energy, 60th Anniversary, Doc, Gram, Household, Active
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1962: Americium oxide, AmO2, was first offered for sale by the US Atomic Energy Commission in 1962 and the price of US$1500 per gram has remained virtually unchanged since. One gram of americium oxide provides enough active material for more than three million household smoke detectors. #nuclear60 http://world-nuclear.org/info/Non-Power-Nuclear-Applications/Radioisotopes/Smoke-Detectors-and-Americium/ http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/smoke-detectors.html
1957: Shippingport, the first US nuclear power plant, goes into service. #nuclear60  Operating until 1982, the site has been cleaned up and released for unrestricted use.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shippingport_Atomic_Power_Station Chernobyl Reactor, Nuclear Reactor, Beaver County, National Laboratory, Nuclear Power Plant, Water Lighting, Private Sector, Water Cooler
Shippingport Atomic Power Station - Wikipedia
1957: Shippingport, the first US nuclear power plant, goes into service. #nuclear60 Operating until 1982, the site has been cleaned up and released for unrestricted use. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shippingport_Atomic_Power_Station
1956: Calder Hall, the first nuclear power plant in the UK, is opened by Queen Elizabeth II #nuclear60  It was a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, with electricity being supplied to the grid and steam heat to the site.  http://world-nuclear.org/NuclearDatabase/reactordetails.aspx?id=27570&rid=8A9DCB30-616A-4B9E-895F-F8D9F108F3D7&country=United+Kingdom Calder, Seattle Skyline, Queen Elizabeth, About Uk, Steam
1956: Calder Hall, the first nuclear power plant in the UK, is opened by Queen Elizabeth II #nuclear60 It was a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, with electricity being supplied to the grid and steam heat to the site. http://world-nuclear.org/NuclearDatabase/reactordetails.aspx?id=27570&rid=8A9DCB30-616A-4B9E-895F-F8D9F108F3D7&country=United+Kingdom
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The central control room of the world’s first nuclear power plant, Obninsk, which was decommissioned in 2002. Computer Love, Nuclear Family, Sfa, 80s Aesthetic, Control Panels, Latest World News
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The central control room of the world’s first nuclear power plant, Obninsk, which was decommissioned in 2002.
1955: The first nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus is put to sea, its PWR design now used in many NPPs  http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/non-power-nuclear-applications/transport/nuclear-powered-ships/ Submarine Museum, Nuclear Submarine, Virginia Class Submarine, Nautilus Submarine, National Historic Landmark, Nuclear Power, United States Navy, Navy Ships, Pearl Harbor
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1955: The first nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus is put to sea, its PWR design now used in many NPPs http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/non-power-nuclear-applications/transport/nuclear-powered-ships/