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X-10 Reactor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
County of Roane.
National Register Number: 66000720
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Education - research facility.
Congressional District: TN-3 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
When it went into operation on November 4, 1943, this was the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor and the first to produce significant amounts of heat energy and measurable amounts of plutonium; in 1946, it was the first to produce radioactive isotopes for medical therapy. For many years, X-10 was the principal atomic research facility in the United States.


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