AUTHORFinney, John W.
TITLEBig Atomic Plant Near Pittsburgh Supplying Power
PERIODICAL TITLENew York Times
DATE PUBLISHED19 December 1957
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PAGE NUMBERS1
ISSN 0362-4331
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Written in 1957, this article reports on the start of electricity production from the first civilian nuclear power reactor in the United States, at Shippingport, Pennsylvania. While the U.S. government worked in collaboration with Duquesne Light Company to build the reactor and share the costs, Admiral Hyman Rickover of the United States Navy supervised the project. The article details the capacity and technical details of the plant and discusses the implications of the partnership between the U.S. military and private industry for future atomic projects.


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