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If you're weighing plutonium, be sure to break out your Seederer-Kohlbusch scale.
https://www.atomictourism.us/2022/06/28/plutonium-scale/

New this year at the EBR-1 on U.S. 20/26 between Arco and Idaho Falls, ID, is a memorial plaque to honor the three men who died in January 1961 at the Stationary Low Power Reactor (SL-1).
https://www.atomictourism.us/2022/06/20/sl-1-memorial-plaque/

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Atomic Tourism
Atomic Days comes to Arco, ID, the weekend of July 15-17 for 2022. In addition to the parade, food, vendors, and music, be sure to visit the EBR-1 outside of town where docent volunteers will be available for questions and tours. ... See MoreSee Less
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This Seederer-Kohlbusch scale, circa 1944, is found in a side room of the B Reactor at Hanford along with displays of other artifacts and mementos of the Manhattan Project. This is the original scale used to weigh the first milligrams of plutonium (Pu) produced at the facility. Read more: www.atomictourism.us/2022/06/28/plutonium-scale/ ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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This is an environmental monitoring station outside the east gate at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The monitoring program began in the 1940s and details the operations of the Laboratory, and reports are publicly available. This station (157 & 206) monitors for any airborne chemical contaminants (Airnet particle senors) and radiation (TLD or thermoluminescent dosimeters) for both current and legacy operations. You'll find this station on the south side of NM 502, directly across from the old East Gate Guard Tower, and within walking distance of the Los Alamos Project Main Gate Park. Public access to these stations is part of the DOE transparency for public health and safety. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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New this year at the EBR-1 on U.S. 20/26 between Arco and Idaho Falls, ID, is a memorial plaque to honor the men who died in January 1961 at the Stationary Low Power Reactor (SL-1). Thanks to Joe Tokarz for sending us these pictures of the new memorial during his visit on May 15. In Joe's words: "Thank you to the DOE & INL for their support in making the SL-1 Memorial a reality. Bring a chair. It is a perfect location for quiet contemplation of the sacrifices made by Byrnes, McKinley, and Legg and the lessons we learned. All gave some. Some gave all."The EBR-1 Atomic Museum is open from Friday, May 27, through Labor Day, September 5, for the 2022 season. It's open every day, and the museum is open from 9am-5pm for self-guided tours. The new memorial plaque is in the parking lot between the transport train and the aircraft engines. ... See MoreSee Less
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