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U.S. central station nuclear power plants, 1976

United States. Energy Research and Development Administration. Division of Nuclear Research and Applications

U.S. central station nuclear power plants, 1976

operating history

by United States. Energy Research and Development Administration. Division of Nuclear Research and Applications

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Published by Energy Research and Development Administration, Division of Nuclear Research and Applications, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Washington, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

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  • Nuclear power plants -- United States -- History

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesERDA ; 77-125
    The Physical Object
    Pagination82 p. ;
    Number of Pages82
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17968753M

    - Significance: Operational in December, , Shippingport Atomic Power Station was the first large-scale central station nuclear power plant in the United States and the first plant of such size in the world operated solely to produce electric power; it was the first to have training classes for operators and supervisors; it was the first to.   Electrical power, also based on fossil fuels, became widespread at the end of the 19th century and the production of cleaner electrical energy through nuclear, hydropower, geothermal, and solar means is a topic even more relevant to today's world.


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