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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 (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6314437
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-99-01012
ON: DE00012143
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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; 210000* - Nuclear Power Plants; 220000 - Nuclear Reactor Technology; 660000 - Physics- (1992-)

Citation Formats

D.J. Claflin, POC. The Birth of Nuclear-Generated Electricity. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
D.J. Claflin, POC. The Birth of Nuclear-Generated Electricity. United States.
D.J. Claflin, POC. Wed . "The Birth of Nuclear-Generated Electricity". United States.
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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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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