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Argonne National Laboratory: Experimental Boiling Water Reactor

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-0344
Run Time
0h 3m 28s
Date Produced
circa 1956
Footage capturing the construction of Argonne National Laboratory's Experimental Boiling Water Reactor, an early prototype of nuclear reactors used for power generation.
Title cards that read "Argonne National Laborary - Atomic energy USAEC," "Experimental Boiling Water Reactor," and "STOCK FOOTAGE." Multiple shots of the exterior of the completed Experimental Boiling Water Reactor on snow-covered ground. Footage of three men in hats and ties watching a Catepillar tractor plowing a field. Shot of ladders in a large construction pit followed by a shot of workers welding a large structure in the pit. Exterior shot of the domed EBWR structure being constructed with cranes. Interior shots of men constructing the reactor with machinery. Shots within the sprawling laboratory; men looking at dials and a linear flux level. End card that reads "STOCK FOOTAGE" again.
Main Credit
Argonne National Laboratory (corporate name)
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Related Place
Lemont (represents)