Sunday, 2 December 2012

December 2: 70th anniversary of 1st self-sustained nuclear reaction

Dec 2, 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the first self-sustained nuclear reaction! Happy 70th!
Also see: for more nuclear history in this week! From ANS: "70 years since the world's first nuclear reactor achieved a sustained chain reaction - 55 years since the world's first full-scale commercial nuclear power plant went to full power in Shippingport, PA - and yesterday marked the inactivation ceremony of the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise"
 This is also a great short video:
Great conversation on the impact to human history of the construction and operation of Critical Pile 1 with several renowned nuclear professionals: this is direct link to the audio:

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