Work steadily advances on the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority's reactor research station at Winfrith Heath,?
Work steadily advances on the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority's reactor research station at Winfrith Heath, Western, England, where Britain and eleven other European countries are to build an experimental power-producing reactor to increase study of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
The 12 nations - members of the Nuclear Energy Authority of the Organisation for European economic Recovery - will complete the experimental reactor by 1962. Winfrith first reactor, Zenith, already installed, will contribute to the international programme. The scientists - some 200 under the international scheme - will have as their chief object to investigate possibilities for developing nuclear energy for shipping.
Continental countries concerned are: France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg (the six nations of Euratom, the European Atomic Energy Authority -) with Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria.
Britain will bear most of the cost - nearly GBP8M. known as Burgon, the experiment is the third joint scheme for nuclear developments undertaken by OEEC countries.
A GBP1M pipeline to carry mildly radioactive effluent from Winfrith to a distance of two miles out in the Channel is also under construction.