Essay about Nuclear Power as An Alternative Energy Source
It was also used as the model for the first nuclear power production plant, Experimental Breeder Reactor 1, which was built in Arco, Idaho, in 1950 (Stacy 2000).
Experimental Breeder Reactor 1, or EBR-1, was the first nuclear reactor built for the purpose of providing cheap and reliable power. It did this for the first time on December 20, 1951, by powering four 200-watt light bulbs tied in series. It was used in turn to generate enough power to power the station itself for use in experiments