Arco/BORAX Mobile Substation [15]

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Title Arco/BORAX Mobile Substation [15]
Photo Number P0206add2n01_14_013_1
Description Scan of a photo of "Mr. Clarence W. Byrne, local agent for Utah Power and Light Company, at Arco substation switch was thrown to give Arco electricity from nuclear power."
Keywords Rocky Mountain Power; Arco; Nuclear; Idaho; Personnel
Subject Electric substations-Idaho--Butte County--Photographs; Electric power transmission-Idaho--Butte County--Photographs; Boiling water reactors--Idaho--Butte County --Photographs; Argonne National Laboratory-West--Photographs; Idaho National Laboratory--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 Arco (Idaho); Idaho National Laboratory; Butte County (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/s6vq3tch
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2013-02-07
Date Modified 2015-11-18
ID 985574
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