Arco/BORAX Mobile Substation [07]

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Title Arco/BORAX Mobile Substation [07]
Photo Number P0206add2n01_14_005
Description Scan of a photo of "General Electric Company Type CF-7. Recording Ammeter on 75 amp full scale. Mulitply reading by 5 for line current. Chart set 7/17/55. Approx 8:00pm. 1 inch per hr. chart." Recording from July 17, 1955, the day Arco received electric power from atomic energy at the experimental breeder reactor at nearby national laboratory
Keywords Rocky Mountain Power; Arco; Idaho; Borax; General Electric; Ammeter
Subject Electric power transmission-Idaho--Butte County--Photographs; Boiling water reactors--Butte County--Idaho--Photographs
Additional Information Utah Power & Light Company, with a mobile substation, participated in the early experiments at the National Reactor Testing Station (today the Idaho National Laboratory). On December 20, 1951, the Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 produced the first electricity from a nuclear reaction. On July 17, 1955, the BORAX-III reactor provided electric lighting to the nearby town of Argo--the first community in the world ever to be lit by electricity generated by nuclear power.
Spatial Coverage Idaho National Laboratory; Butte County (Idaho); Arco (Idaho)
Latitude 43.51798
Longitude -113.00946
Collection Number and Name P0206 Rocky Mountain Power Company Photograph Collection
Collection Name Rocky Mountain Power Company
Date 1955-07-17
Textual Date July 17, 1955
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Type Image
Digitization Specifications Digital image produced on Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner, RGB, at 400dpi. Archival file is uncompressed TIFF.
ARK ark:/87278/s68w450j
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2013-02-07
Date Modified 2015-11-18
ID 985563
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