Arco/BORAX Mobile Substation [36]

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Title Arco/BORAX Mobile Substation [36]
Photo Number P0206add2n01_15_019 trans
Description Scan of a transparency of a lit street at Argo, Idaho. Caption from another copy: "Arco, Idaho, located twenty miles from the Atomic Energy Commission's National Reactor Testing Station, is shown above lighted by electricity produced by Argonne National Laboratory's Borax reactor installation. "
Keywords Rocky Mountain Power; Arco; Borax; Idaho
Subject Arco (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 Arco (Idaho); Butte County (Idaho)
Latitude 43.634722
Longitude -113.301389
Collection Number and Name P0206 Rocky Mountain Power Company Photograph Collection
Collection Name Rocky Mountain Power Company
Date 1955
Textual Date circa 1955
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Type Image
Digitization Specifications Digital image produced on Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner, RGB, at 2000dpi. Archival file is uncompressed TIFF.
ARK ark:/87278/s6zg7hzf
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2013-02-07
Date Modified 2015-11-18
ID 985581
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