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TitleThe Birth of Nuclear-Generated Electricity
Publication DateSeptember 1999
Report NumberINEEL/EXT-99-01012
Unique IdentifierACC0010
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 12143
Research OrgIdaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Contract NoAC07-94ID13223
Subject21 Nuclear Power Reactors and Associated Plants; Nuclear Reactor Technology; Physics; 66 Physics; 21 Specific Nuclear Reactors and Associated Plants; 22 General Studies of Nuclear Reactors; 71 Classical and Quantum Mechanics, General Physics; Breeding; EBR-1 Reactor; Historical Aspects; Nuclear Power; Breeder Reactors; Epithermal Reactors; Experimental Reactors; Fast Reactors; FBR Type Reactors; Liquid Metal Cooled Reactors; LMFBR Type Reactors; NAK Cooled Reactors; Nuclear Fuel Conversion; Plutonium Reactors; Potassium Cooled Reactors; Power; Power Reactors; Reactors; Research and Test Reactors
KeywordsEBR-1 Reactor; Breeding; Nuclear Power; Historical Aspects
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AbstractThe Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I), built in Idaho in 1949, generated the first usable electricity from nuclear power on December 20, 1951. More importantly, the reactor was used to prove that it was possible to create more nuclear fuel in the reactor than it consumed during operation -- fuel breeding. The EBR-I facility is now a National Historic Landmark open to the public.
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