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Experimental Breeder Reactor I
Society: IEEEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: NuclearEra: 1950-1959DateCreated: 1951EBR-I BuildingArcoState: IDZip: 83415Country: USAWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Experimental_Breeder_Reactor_I,_1951Creator: Zinn, Walter

At this facility on 20 December 1951 electricity was first generated from the heat produced by a sustained nuclear reaction providing steam to a turbine generator. This event inaugurated the nuclear power industry in the United States. On 4 June 1953 EBR-I provided the first proof of "breeding" capability, producing one atom of nuclear fuel for each atom burned, and later produced electricity using a plutonium core reactor.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/US Department of EnergyImage Caption: The four lit light bulbs demonstrated the first use of nuclear electricity at Argonne National Laboratory.Era_date_from: 1951
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