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    Britain's first privately-owned nuclear research reactor went into full operation at Andermaston, Berkshire, UK, Nov.6.?

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    Britain's first privately-owned nuclear research reactor went into full operation at Andermaston, Berkshire, UK, Nov.6. The reactor - MERLIN - was started up by the Duke of Rainburgh in the Associated Electrical Industries research laboratories. Chairman of AEI, Viscount Chandos, accompanied the Duke round the laboratory.

    In his inaugural speech, the Duke said history had shown that large and sudden jumps into unknown techniques nearly always ended in disappointment. The only certain way was a series of relatively smell advances and a gradual build-up of skill and experience.

    That process was going on seedily, said the Duke, in the development of receptors, and Britain should be well placed to meet future demand for then.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32M7YNV5EKT1NAMEBRG8JYB5N
    Media URN:
    VLVA32M7YNV5EKT1NAMEBRG8JYB5N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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