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One of the last of the inch thick steel plates, weighing some 20 tons, is hoisted into place as the 225-foot steel sphere for testing an atomic power plant for the U.S. submarines nears completion at West Milton, NY. This great sphere, constructed by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, for the AEC, forms part of the facilities of the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, which the General Electric Company operates for the Atomic Energy Commission.

General Electric Company1953-07

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  • Title: One of the last of the inch thick steel plates, weighing some 20 tons, is hoisted into place as the 225-foot steel sphere for testing an atomic power plant for the U.S. submarines nears completion at West Milton, NY. This great sphere, constructed by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, for the AEC, forms part of the facilities of the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, which the General Electric Company operates for the Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1953-07
  • Location: West Milton - Saratoga County - New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Construction; Nuclear power; Employees; Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory; United States. Navy;
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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