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    COOLING CONTROLS FOR A GOVT NUCLEAR REACTOR IN IDAHO WERE DELIBERATELY TURNED OFF FOR 90 SECS ON SUNDAY TO TEST THE AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY COOLING SYSTEM.

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    EXTERIOR NUCLEAR FACILITY-INTERIOR SHOTS OF L.O.F.T. FACILITY, REACTOR, ENGINEERS WORKING ON PIPING, ETC, ENGINEERS WATCHING MONITORS AND MEASURING INSTRUMENTS AT TIME OF SHUTDOWN CU MONITORS SHOWING TEMPERATURE/FLOW GRAPHS, ETC. APPLAUSE, CU TV MONITORS, SHOWING VARY LOCATIONS IN LOFT AND REACTOR ROOM




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    Background: COOLING CONTROLS FOR A GOVT NUCLEAR REACTOR IN IDAHO WERE DELIBERATELY TURNED OFF FOR 90 SECS ON SUNDAY TO TEST THE AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY COOLING SYSTEM. THE 12-MILLION DOLLAR LOFT (LOSS OF FLUID TEST) FACILITY EXPERIMENT WAS TO SIMULATE ONE OF THE WORST POSSIBLE ACCIDENTS THAT COULD OCCUR WITH A REACTOR FAILURE OF THE FUEL CORE COOLING WITH CONSEQUENT AND VERY RAPID MELT DOWN OF THE REACTOR. SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS FROM SEVEN COUNTRIES WATCHED THE TEST THROUGH TV MONITORING SYSTEMS, AND APPLAUDED AFTER SEEING THE RESULTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JWO5V1PTBTBROTDMH3OLX8W6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JWO5V1PTBTBROTDMH3OLX8W6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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