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Ever wanted to watch a nuclear reactor start up. now you can!

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posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 09:37 PM
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First i would like to say look how clean and clear the water is....amazing.

This video is of the Breazeale reactor starting up going to 500 kW then to 1 MW then off.

there is some loud noise in the video but the video has warning when its going to happen.






posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Is the water, heavy water?



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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That is very interesting to see. A little boring, but still interesting. It didn't take that long to get up to one megawatt.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: seasonal




The Penn State Breazeale Nuclear Reactor is the longest operating licensed research reactor in the United States. Penn State was one of the first universities to take advantage of the "Atoms for Peace" program. Then-University President Milton Eisenhower, the brother of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, supported the construction of a reactor for research and education. On July 8, 1955, the Penn State Breazeale Reactor received the first research reactor license issued by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. In 1956, Penn State was one of only two universities established as an International School of Nuclear Science and Engineering. As part of this program, a total of 175 scientists and engineers from 39 countries were educated at Penn State from 1956-1959. The facility also conducted training programs for reactor operators in the U.S. until the early 1980s training over 900 operators. The Breazeale Reactor produces no electricity and is used solely for research, education, and service. Over 3,000 people visit the reactor each year for tours, including elementary, middle, high school, and college students as well as visiting faculty, government officials, and other special interest groups. In the last five years, the Breazeale Reactor has had significant infrastructure improvements. Currently, work is taking place to change the reactor core-moderator assembly and build new beam ports. There are also plans for a future building expansion.



www.engr.psu.edu...

it's a teaching reactor at penn state that has been running for 60 years, normal water by the way.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 10:47 PM
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I want one.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: Kashai


it would be a great hot tub/night light combo



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 12:09 AM
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Why is it that some YouTube videos play inside of the ATS post, but others require that you view them at YouTube.com? This is one of those. Is it X-Rated or something? LOL.



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 04:36 AM
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My ex wifes uncle used to work for Naval shipyard,worked on nucleur ships,now he is in and out of hospital with cancerous tumors,he saw a bunch,I'm happy taking his word



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

That was really cool, thank you for sharing! I didn't realize I've never actually seen even an animation of how they work before, despite being fascinated by nuclear power since childhood.

Now it looks like I'll need to check out some more descriptions of what parts are doing what. They have links within the video to others with descriptons.



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

With everything happening in the world today it's worrying to find that Russia is at the forefront of fusion tech. Hopefully the US wont kill the scientists or bomb the fusion test sites if ww3 happens.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

if WW3 happens i don't think there will be anyone left on earth.

but incase




posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: Kashai


it would be a great hot tub/night light combo


Yeah...that water is so "hot" you would die of cancer in under a hour if you survived being boiled.



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

Actually One of our weapons manufacturers is just as ahead. and with a smaller reactor.



posted on Apr, 14 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

Lol I know right, it would be the last dip you'd ever take.

I linked to Lockheed's reactor video a few posts ago
edit on 14-4-2017 by penroc3 because: (no reason given)




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