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Shippingport Atomic Power Station, On Ohio River, 25 miles Northwest of Pittsburgh, Shippingport, Beaver County, PA

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Summary

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

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Date

1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Rickover, Hyman G
Duquesne Light Company
U.S. Department of Energy
Atomic Energy Commission
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation
Dravo Corporation
Simpson, John W
Gray, John E
Barker, Joseph H
Iselin, Donald G
Combustion Engineering, Incorporated
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
Clark, Philip R
Leighton, David T
Mealia, John E
Raab, Harry F
Thomas, Charles R
Vaughn, James W
Union Oil Products, Wolverine Tube Division
Carter, Jimmy
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Terminal Waste Disposal & Remedial Action, sponsor
Duncan, Francis, historian
Holl, Jack M, historian
Brehl, Dick, photographer
Vandeveer, Dave, photographer
Lever, Jack, photographer
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Location

Shippingport (Pa.)40.63201, -80.41395
Google Map of 40.6320101, -80.4139539
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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