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Title: The Birth of Nuclear-Generated Electricity

Abstract

The 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.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
12143
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-99-01012
ON: DE00012143
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
S&T Accomplishment Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 66 PHYSICS; EBR-1 Reactor; Breeding; Nuclear Power; Historical Aspects

Citation Formats

D.J. Claflin, POC. The Birth of Nuclear-Generated Electricity. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/12143.
D.J. Claflin, POC. The Birth of Nuclear-Generated Electricity. United States. doi:10.2172/12143.
D.J. Claflin, POC. Wed . "The Birth of Nuclear-Generated Electricity". United States. doi:10.2172/12143. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/12143.
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abstractNote = {The 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.},
doi = {10.2172/12143},
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place = {United States},
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month = {9}
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