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Nuclear Energy News and Highlights, 1958

Scientists at Los Alamos, New Mexico, use a "Perhapsatron S-3" in their attempts to develop the 400 million degrees of heat required to generate electricity from fused atoms.
Perhapsatron S-3

West Germany's first nuclear reactor with 5,000-kw capacity is located in this large dome-shaped building near Munich.
West German nuclear reactor

Atomic equipment installed at Marcoule, France, can produce 88 pounds of plutonium yearly and develop 30,000 kw of electricity.
French power plant

The second international conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy opened in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 1, 1958.
Geneva Conference

Nuclear fusion temperatures of 5,000,000ºC were reached at the Zero Energy Thermonuclear Assembly (ZETA) at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell, England.

An aerial view shows the Enrico Fermi nuclear reactor plant under construction on the shores of Lake Erie. It will be the first U.S. fast breeder reactor power plant.
Fermi Nuclear Power Plant

The world's first atomic clock was installed at Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The massive timepiece is controlled by a molecular oscillator and guided by the movement of molecules.
atomic clock

A radiation monitoring instrument is used to measure the radioactivity of one of the 3,000 fuel rods to be used in the 134,000-kw Yankee Nuclear Reactor Plant at Rowe, Massachusetts.
Yankee Nuclear Reactor Plant

In the Year 1958

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