Nuclear power in Antarctica

Nuclear power in Antarctica

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American Atomic Energy Commission announced that the McMurdo polar station in Antarctica runs on nuclear power. The prefabricated plant was assembled by a team of contractors and military technicians. The reactor generated 1.8 MW of electrical power and replaced the need for 5,700 l of oil daily. It was decommissioned in 1972.

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