• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed Britain's latest pilot atomic power station, Winfrith Heath, Dorset, Feb 25, where 11 other European nations are to combine in building an experimental power-producing reactor mainly with the intention of investigating the best possible nuclear plant for shipping.

  • Description

    1.
    GV The area of the project.
    8 ft

    2.
    LV PAN Burial ground of ancient Britons pan to site.
    14 ft

    3.
    TOP V The Experimental Reactor Hall.
    20 ft

    4.
    TOP V The Central Technical Building.
    25 ft

    5.
    LV Firestation and Industrial Chemical Laboratory.
    32 ft

    6.
    TV The Reactor Hall.
    37 ft

    7.
    LV Work in progress on reactor site.
    43 ft

    8.
    SV PAN Work in progress, pan to Mr. T.G. Williams engineer of the site.
    52 ft

    9.
    SV Mr. Williams with workman.
    58 ft

    10.
    SV Work in progress.
    64 ft

    11.
    TV Main workshop and apprentice school.
    70 ft

    12.
    GV Boiler being installed in main workshop.
    77 ft

    13.
    GV Apprentices at work in engineering shop.
    83 ft

    14.
    CU Pocket of overalls with badge "Research Group Apprentice"
    87 ft

    15.
    SV Apprentice operating milling machine.
    95 ft

    16.
    GV Apprentice receiving instruction on Calder Hall Atomic Reactor.
    101 ft

    17.
    SV Class of apprentices.
    108 ft



    Initials S-D WS/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Visnews filmed Britain's latest pilot atomic power station, Winfrith Heath, Dorset, Feb 25, where 11 other European nations are to combine in building an experimental power-producing reactor mainly with the intention of investigating the best possible nuclear plant for shipping.

    A five-year programme for the project, 'Dragon', was approved recently by the Nuclear Energy Agency of OEEC after nearly a year's negotiations.

    The European nations joining Britain in this project are France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg (all members of Euratom), Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria.

    The project, the third joint scheme for nuclear developments by OEEC countries, is expected to cost GBP 13,600,000, of which Britain will contribute GBP 8 million. On the conclusion of the project Britain will retain ownership of the reactor and the installation in England.

    Before work starts, sometime in the summer, 50 scientists will meet to discuss design of the plant.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9QFFPPNLTWVH4ONU1L5BPJ0Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9QFFPPNLTWVH4ONU1L5BPJ0Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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