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Author Topic: Experimental Breeder Reactor 1 - Idaho  (Read 3203 times)

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gkabbt

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Experimental Breeder Reactor 1 - Idaho
« on: August 17, 2016, 07:02:43 PM »

After leaving Bonneville yesterday for Montana, we decided to drive over to Wells and take US 93, 26 and 20 North to Idaho. Studying the map, we felt like driving all the way to Idaho Falls and spend the night. Pretty much spectacular desert scenery the whole way from Wendover to Idaho Falls with quite a few small towns and a 1 larger town of Twin Falls, ID on the Snake River.

Several hours driving after Twin Falls we saw a non-descript sign saying we were entering the INL. Not knowing what that was, we drove on. Several miles down the road, we saw a Historical Sign for the EBR-1. Well, we had to go see what this was and boy was I surprised.
EBR-1 stands for Experimental Breeder Reactor 1, the worlds 1st Nuclear power plant, decommissioned since 1964.
Inside we found out that INL stands for Idaho National Laboratory.....think Nuclear Subaru here folks!!!!
After talking with a tour guide, who assured us there is NO radiation, we did do a self tour and naturally I snapped quite a few pics.

After we left, I started wondering if the tour guide was lying and I got a enough radiation to grow and extra set of nuts, another head (upper or lower) more fingers or toes!!!!! Only time will tell.   :-D  :-D  :-D

Anyway, here is my Google Photos link:

https://goo.gl/photos/o4DC72A4uEDGP6RL8
Click on the 1st picture and it will open where you can cycle through the individual pictures.

If you are having trouble with the above link, here is my Google+ link:

https://plus.google.com/photos/115248360774022016668/albums/6319939051654656497
Click on the 1st picture and it will open where you can cycle through the individual pictures.

As usual with all my posts, I hope you enjoy.


Also, here are the INL and Wikipedia links for the EBR-1 and INL:

http://www4vip.inl.gov/ebr/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experimental_Breeder_Reactor_I

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho_National_Laboratory

Gregg
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