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Savannah River Site Marker
Photographer: SRS History Highlights
Caption: Savannah River Site Marker
Additional Description: SRS History 2008:
• Historical markers were placed in P and R Areas commemorating the role played by P- and R-Reactor towards winning the Cold War. The site’s first two nuclear production reactors, R-Reactor began operations in 1953, P-Reactor in 1954.

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P Reactor
P Reactor not only generated prize- winning reach but also produced plutonium and tritium for national defense. Built from 1951 - 1954, it was the of five reactors here to go on line, running from initial start - up, Feb. 20, 1954, until final shutdown in 1988. During that period, it had the best safety record of any nuclear reactor at Savannah River Plant.

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R Reactor
One of five production reactors at Savannah River Plant, now Savannah River Site, R Reactor produced plutonium and tritium for national defense. Built in 1951 - 1953, it was the first of five reactors to go on-line with initial start-up on Dec. 28, 1953. The first irradiated fuel left the reactor in June 1954. The reactor continued operation until final shut-down in 1964.
Submitted: January 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p50497
File Size: 0.030 Megabytes

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