Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 23 July 1 continuing again

We met Cathy, George and family at the EBR-I. It is now a museum about the history of early nuclear power development.

Experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR-I) is a decommissioned research reactor and U.S. National Historic Landmark located in the desert about 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Arco, Idaho. At 1:50 pm on December 20, 1951 it became the world's first electricity-generating nuclear power plant when it produced sufficient electricity to illuminate four 200-watt light bulbs.[3][4] It subsequently generated sufficient electricity to power its building, and continued to be used for experimental purposes until it was decommissioned in 1964.v

Afterwards we went to the Arco KOA and stayed in a cabin there. They didn't have much at store at the KOA.

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