— Both Flesh and Not - David Foster Wallace
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December 18, 1957: First Civilian Nuclear Power Plant Comes Online
On this day in 1957, the first civilian nuclear power plant in the U.S. went online. The Shippingport Atomic Power Station, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, operated for 25 years before being dismantled.
With the disasters at Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, building a new plant today is a harder sell than ever before. Today, there are 104 nuclear plants in operation, much less than the 1000 plants that President Nixon had projected.
In America Revealed, host Yul Kwon takes a tour of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Tennessee, the only plant in America currently under construction. Take a tour inside the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.
Photos: Shippingport Atomic Power Station (Library of Congress, dates unknown)
On tonight’s edition of Things I Will Never Need to Know For Trivia.
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They dont make buttons like they used too.