• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S LATEST NUCLEAR REACTOR TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY - THE BIG EXPERIMENTAL ONE AT WINDSCALE IN CUMBERLAND - IS NOW RUNNING AT FULL POWER.

  • Description

    1.
    GV WINDSCALE
    3 ft

    2.
    CU REACTOR
    7 ft

    3.
    SA DITTO
    10 ft

    4.
    GENERATING HALL AND REACTOR
    14 ft

    5.
    GRID
    17 ft

    6.
    GRID AND GENERATOR AND REACTOR
    21 ft

    7.
    CONTROL PANEL
    30 ft

    8.
    CROSSING PROTECTION FLOOR
    34 ft

    9.
    PAN ON MACHINERY
    39 ft

    10.
    GV GENERATING ROOM
    42 ft



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    Background: BRITAIN'S LATEST NUCLEAR REACTOR TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY - THE BIG EXPERIMENTAL ONE AT WINDSCALE IN CUMBERLAND - IS NOW RUNNING AT FULL POWER. COSTING NINE MILLION POUNDS, THE REACTOR, ENCLOSED IN A ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOOT DOME, IS A DEVELOPMENT ON THE PIONEER REACTORS OF THE CALDER HALL TYPE.

    WINDSCALE HAS NOW BEEN SUPPLYING POWER TO THE NATIONAL GRID FOR OVER THREE WEEKS - ENOUGH TO SUPPLY A TOWN OF THIRTY-FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE.IT WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO BRING NEARER THE DAY WHEN CHEAPER POWER COULD BE PRODUCED FROM THE ATOM THAN FROM COAL OR OIL. BUT CONVENTIONAL POWER COSTS ARE COMING DOWN, AND OUR INDUSTRIAL CORRESPONDENT WHO'S BEEN THE WINDSCALE SYSTEM CAN COMPETE WITH AMERICAN OR CANADIAN DESIGNS. THE DECISION WHETHER TO GO ABROAD FOR KNOW-HOW WILL HAVE TO BE MADE SOON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA846K4JE4JORYHC4YZ98Y7KPXK
    Media URN:
    VLVA846K4JE4JORYHC4YZ98Y7KPXK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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