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Albert Fenn1952-02

LIFE Photo Collection

LIFE Photo Collection

Emergency controls, used to shut off the pile if the power fails, are two massive cylinders which drop down, causing hydraulic pressure to push control rods into the reactor, keeping it from getting out of hand.

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  • Date: 1952-02
  • Location: Oak Ridge, US
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Atomic Energy, Oak Ridge, Reactors, Us, Centers, 1950s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Albert Fenn
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_754820
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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