Engineers and technicians of Duquesne Light Company and Westinghouse Electric Corp. are seen here supervising the delicate maneuvering of the huge core of first U.S. Full-scale Atomic Power Plant

Fuel Charge is installed in First U.S. Full-scale Atomic Power Plant, Shippingport, PA., The heart of the nation's first full-scale atomic-electric generating station -- this 58 ton, multi-million dollar nuclear core, or its precious fuel consisting of 14 tons of natural uranium and 165 pounds of highly enriched uranium. Engineers and technicians of Duquesne Light Company and Westinghouse Electric Corp. are seen here supervising the delicate maneuvering of the huge core.  It is within this core that the 'hot' nuclear reaction, or fission process, takes place with the Shippingport atomic power plant is in operation., Credit Line: Westinghouse Photo, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Fuel Charge is installed in First U.S. Full-scale Atomic Power Plant, Shippingport, PA., The heart of the nation's first full-scale atomic-electric generating station -- this 58 ton, multi-million dollar nuclear core, or its precious fuel consisting of 14 tons of natural uranium and 165 pounds of highly enriched uranium. Engineers and technicians of Duquesne Light Company and Westinghouse Electric Corp. are seen here supervising the delicate maneuvering of the huge core. It is within this core that the 'hot' nuclear reaction, or fission process, takes place with the Shippingport atomic power plant is in operation.
Subject(s): Equipment and supplies
Particle accelerators
Nuclear power plants
Shippingport (Pa.)
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Credit Line: Westinghouse Photo, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: Westinghouse F3