Shippingport Atomic Power Station, On Ohio River, 25 miles Northwest of Pittsburgh, Shippingport, Beaver County, PA
Written data based on U.S. Department of Energy booklet, "Shippingport: The Nation's First Atomic Power Station" (1983).
Significance: Operational in December, 1957, Shippingport Atomic Power Station was the first large-scale central station nuclear power plant in the United States and the first plant of such size in the world operated solely to produce electric power; it was the first to have training classes for operators and supervisors; it was the first to use a water-cooled breeder core for a power plant.
Survey number: HAER PA-81
Building/structure dates: 1955- 1957 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1965-1977 Subsequent Work