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    SPRINGFIELD FACTORY, NR. PRESTON, ENGLAND: GV Springfield factory, car driving thru gates. CU Board 'SPRINGFIELD WORKS' etc., GV Truck conveying drums bull of uranium ore to dump. SV Men unloading drums. GV Crusher plant. Angle V Drum going into crusher chamber. LC Drums of crushed ore. CU Samples of crushed ore taken for testing uranium content. GV Ether purification plant., used for removing the remaining impurities by an operation called solvent extraction, the solvent being ether. Closer V Plant. Pan V Truck moving towards carrying cylinders. GV Int. Purification plant. SV Operator with gas-mask & protective clothing filling cylinders with hydrocloric acid. GV Int. Crude oxide extraction plant pan from uranium liquid tank to operators below. SV Operators working on filter presser filtering off uranium cake. CU Operator ditto. CU Operator fixing crane to retractor top in the dryway plant.



    ...this process is for conveying ammonium diuranate to uranium tetraflouride. LV Operators lifting reactor from furness. SCU Operator at controls. LV Reactor being placed in stillage. Angle V Operator at top of stillage. SV Operator working on process. SCU Ditto. SV Operators in sub. changing room removing gloves. CU Gloves into bin. SV Operators washing hands. SCU Ditto. GV Operators removing rubber boats in another room. CU Boots being removed. STV Operators swinging over to non-contact side. GV Changing room showing hand & foot monitors in use for separation group personnel SCU Dials. Angle V Operator moves away from monitor. GV Atomic factory.



    WHOLE STORY UNDER: SCIENCE: ATOM BOMB.[QUERY]



    GOOD SCENES. LV Conveyor moving drum towards crushing plant. CU Operator fixing drum to crane. Angle V Operator at top of building. SCU Operator working on cylinder prior to hoisting into filling cabinet. CU Ditto.



    CU Indicator. CU operator removing face shield. STV Cine photogs. filming process. Closer V Reactor being lifted. SV Checking cameraman & camera for radio-activity in Sub. changing room after leaving dryway plant. CU Ditto. CU Operator. Angle V Operator changing hands from Beta-Gamma check to Alpha check.



    RISLEY, ENGLAND: GOOD SCENES. Pan V Thermal reactor design Officer showing draughtsman at work, at Risley Industrial group H.Q. SCU Draughtsman. SV Model of Caler Works Sellafield, New Atomic station being built.



    ENGLAND: ATOM FOR INDUSTRY. NUCLEAR FUEL IN NEAR FUTURE. First pictures of four new plants in North of England. Built at a cost of 120-million-pounds these factories will eventually produce enormous power for industry. Windscale Atomic Factory, Cumberland, England GV Windscale works, showing the two atomic piles & separator plant in center. Pan V Scaffolding of building. SV Int. Sir Christopher Hinton. Managing Director of group. CU Ditto. FV Workmen walking towards. Pan V Atomic stack pan to cooling pond where slugs are cooled from radio-activity after passing thru atomic piles. GV Atomic factory, Windscale. LV Factory building.



    R. BLUE



    GOOD SCENES.



    GV Atomic factory with car arriving at gates. SCU Police making check. BV Car continues journey.



    ENGLAND: ATOM FOR INDUSTRY. NUCLEAR FUEL IN NEAR FUTURE. First pictures of four new plants in North of England. Built at a cost of 120-million-pounds these factories will eventually produce enormous power for industry. Capenhurst Factory, Merseyside, England GV Int. Capenhurst (Uranium 235 factory) main electrical control room. SCU Operator at controls. SCU Another operator taking readings. LV Physics lab. operator on low temperature high efficiency fractionating column (used for separating highly reactive impurities) CU Operator working on automatic pen recorder.



    ROTABLUE. PATHE.



    GOOD SCENES.



    GV Spectrographic Lab. used for identifying dangerous or unknown impurities, danger sign in f-g. SCU Operator on diffraction spectograph. CU Wording on operator's jacket 'MO.S. ATOMIC ENERGY' SCU Operator.



    Atomic Energy; Science and Technology; Great Britain




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    Film ID:
    VLVA138FUUIKGJN6HA0PBR1I4D43H
    Media URN:
    VLVA138FUUIKGJN6HA0PBR1I4D43H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1954
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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