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Shippingport Atomic Power Station, On Ohio River, 25 miles Northwest of Pittsburgh, Shippingport, Beaver County, PA

Shippingport Atomic Power Station, On Ohio River, 25 miles Northwest of Pittsburgh, Shippingport, Beaver County, PA

 
 
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Summary

Written data based on U.S. Department of Energy booklet, "Shippingport: The Nation's First Atomic Power Station" (1983).
Significance: Operational in December, 1957, Shippingport Atomic Power Station was the first large-scale central station nuclear power plant in the United States and the first plant of such size in the world operated solely to produce electric power; it was the first to have training classes for operators and supervisors; it was the first to use a water-cooled breeder core for a power plant.
Survey number: HAER PA-81
Building/structure dates: 1955- 1957 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1965-1977 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Rickover, Hyman G
Duquesne Light Company
U.S. Department of Energy
Atomic Energy Commission
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation
Dravo Corporation
Simpson, John W
Gray, John E
Barker, Joseph H
Iselin, Donald G
Combustion Engineering, Incorporated
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
Clark, Philip R
Leighton, David T
Mealia, John E
Raab, Harry F
Thomas, Charles R
Vaughn, James W
Union Oil Products, Wolverine Tube Division
Carter, Jimmy
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Terminal Waste Disposal & Remedial Action, sponsor
Duncan, Francis, historian
Holl, Jack M, historian
Brehl, Dick, photographer
Vandeveer, Dave, photographer
Lever, Jack, photographer
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Location

Shippingport (Pa.)40.63201, -80.41395
Google Map of 40.6320101, -80.4139539
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