Fuel for West Germany's first atomic reactor arrived at the Kahl plant Aug 17. The?
Fuel for West Germany's first atomic reactor arrived at the Kahl plant Aug 17. The six and a half ton cargo of enriched uranium rods was bought from the United States at a cost of approximately GBP1,100,000.
Form the port of Nordenham this valuable and dangerous cargo travelled to Kahl in a special train guarded by armed police. At the reactor site stringent checks for radioactive leakages were made before the fuel could be unloaded.
Owned jointly by the Bayern Works of Munich and the Bayer Works of Westphalia, the boiling water reactor will undergo a series of tests in a few weeks time. It is estimated that when in full production, the reactor will be capable of producing enough power to supply the needs of a town of 60,000 people.
The entire cost of construction ha been raised by the two companies concerned. No Government loans were sought or offered.