ANS Friday Nuclear Matinee – CP-1 Anniversary

ANS Friday Nuclear Matinee

This week’s Friday Nuclear Matinee is a video from Argonne National Laboratory marking the anniversary of the December 2, 1942, startup of the world’s first “atomic chain reacting pile,” or the first nuclear reactor constructed and operated anywhere by man.

About Will Davis

Will Davis is the Communications Director for the N/S Savannah Association, Inc. where he also serves as historian, newsletter editor and member of the board of directors. Davis has recently been engaged by the Global America Business Institute as a consultant. He is also a consultant to, and writer for, the American Nuclear Society; an active ANS member, he is serving on the ANS Communications Committee 2013–2016. In addition, he is a contributing author for Fuel Cycle Week, and writes his own popular blog Atomic Power Review. Davis is a former US Navy reactor operator, qualified on S8G and S5W plants.

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  1. James Greenidge

    Seasons Greetings All, but —

    The local New York City media here is going nuts over Indian Point’s tripped circuit breakers yesterday, all anxiously reporting that the fuel rods slammed down (just) in time and (thank God if they’re honest) there are no recorded radiation leaks and oh yea, this is another reason why Indian Pint needs nine-inch nails instead of an extension. ANS and NEI and other nuclear organs, this is your calling!! They laugh off lone uncertified pro-nuke callers like me! Get on the horn with NYC media and straighten them out with their Fukushima comparisons! Again, you can have the best whiz-bang reactors on the drawing boards but they’ll mean squat if the FUD-ified public doesn’t want ANY nukes! Don’t let the public wonder why anti-nukers never get rebutted or countered!

    James Greenidge
    Queens NY