Wednesday, March 6, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4A Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Wed., Mar. 1974 Assembling Nuclear Power Source The sequence of photos at left and below shows the mov- ing of one of the 368 fuel bun- dles from a storage cavity in- to the fuel chamber in the reactor. The bundle which contains 49 rods filled with nuclear pellets has just been lifted out of the storage case at the top. The man shown wiped it clean as it moved upward. The second picture shows it being moved through giant doors between the two chambers and the device which moves it. The device moves on tracks over the two chambers. Three men help get the bundle in its proper hole in the fuel chamber. The one in the center operates the lifting 'device. One on each side, with !the use of binoculars, makes sure the bundle is properly lined up .with the hole. The lower pic- ture shows it being lowered into place. Each bundle must go into a specified location. When loading is completed later this week each of the squares will hold a fuel bun- dle. Although it's not obvious in the lower picture, there is water on top of the fuel bun- dles. When loading is com- pleted this cavity will be filled with water. When in opera- tion the steam generated by the water boiled by nuclear reaction will be sent into a turbine, producing electricity. Gazette-Photos by Duong Crock THE THREE round devices shown in the top picture and the two devices shown in the photo at right all go into the reactor on top of the fuel. The steam separator, shown in the foreground in the lower photo, will go in first, with the steam dryer, also in the lower photo, on top of it. On top of the dryer will go the round device shown at right in the upper photo, followed by the middle sphere with the small rounded one on top of the 110-foot containment ves- sel. The steam that will go into the turbine is described as dry. THIS is another view ot the; fuel storage area anc shows in the corner the radioactive device which will be put Into the reactor to trigger the first chain reac- tion; (The device is currently packed in a 10-ton leaded cask. Exposed to radioactivi- ty in a California test re- actor, it will provide the background neutron counts to start the reactor safely. IE CHAIRMAN and Presi- dent Duane Arnold gestures as he talks about the nuclear power plant named after him. Ho wears the typo of outfit everybody must wear in the reactor area fuel is being loaded. The coveralls are yellow. Tho outfit is fust one of the precautions taken to make sure that nothing falls into tho fuel chamber while fuel is being loaded. Fashion 1 -Sport Coat 2-Pr. Slacks ea. 1-Shirt 69 45.00 36.00 7.00 5.00 88 OFFER ENDS SATURDAY Put together a new spring outfit buy our Fashion Package making your selections from our handsome collection of new spring sport coats, double knit slacks, shirts and ties. Zingy new spring colors and styles. Sizes 37-46 reg., 38-44 short, 39-46 long and some 48 50. Offer ends Saturday! ARMSTRONG BUDGET MENSWEAR DOWNSTAIRS dWNSTAIR