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Atomic program started here – Canada’s first nuclear reaction took place 20 years ago in this ZEEP reactor at Chalk River. Open in full size

Atomic program started here – Canada’s first nuclear reaction took place 20 years ago in this ZEEP reactor at Chalk River.

Picture, 1965, English

Atomic program started here – Canada’s first nuclear reaction took place 20 years ago in this ZEEP reactor at Chalk River.

Picture, 1965, English

Caption:

The energy produced was about enough to light a flashbulb light. The ZEEP, which was built primarily to calculate fuel requirements for larger reactors, is still in use today. Photo shows technicians using an overhead crane to change the fuel rods in the aluminum tank of heavy water.

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

G2--Canada-Ontario-Chalk River

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-2-124-GO-374