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Godzilla to Greenpeace: Responses to atomic power Thursday, December 1, 11
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Atomic power: the early years 1932 Sir James Chadwick discovers the Neutron 1939 Otto Hahn and Fritz Straßman demonstrate that the nucleus of an atom splits into lighter parts when struck by a neutron. 1942 First Nuclear reactor built by Enrico Fermi 1945 nuclear bomb detonated in New Mexico 1946 Congress passes the Atomic Energy Act establishing the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to develop nuclear power and the Joint Commission on Atomic Energy (JCAE) as an oversight board 1953-54 Eisenhower announces the Atoms for Peace program and congress allows private ownership and operation of nuclear reactors. 1957 Construction of the Shippingport reactor, first full scale civilian atomic power generator Thursday, December 1, 11
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The light water reactor Uses the heat from the nuclear reaction to create steam, which is then used to drive a turbine to create electricity Used as the power source in Admiral Hyman G. Rickover’s design for the nuclear sub in 1954 A scaled up version of that reactor was used as the basis for the 1957 Shippingport Reactor built by Westing house Thursday, December 1, 11
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1960s- The Nuclear Bandwagon Commercial companies all rush to create nuclear generating plants. Between 1965 and 1967 various utility companies placed orders for 50 nuclear plants Safety research lagged behind production as the JCAE divert funds to studying other potential reactor types Thursday, December 1, 11
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Garbutt during the Spring '10 term at Toledo.

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