Various methods of power production in the United States, including hydroelectric, coal and nuclear power.
United States USA Date:1967 Duration:3 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views of various sources of electric power generation in America, with emphasis on nuclear being cleaner and more efficient than other methods such as coal. Opening shot is a dam generating hydroelectric power, and its associated electric power substations. Coal fired power plant, with mountain of coal, railroad, and associated electrical switch yard. Spherical gas tanks holding fuel for power generation. Natural gas storage tanks and electric generator cables. Smoke, steam, and a mountain of coal, associated with electric power generation. Cranes off-loading coal from train cars onto conveyors feeding a power plant with smoke stacks emitting fumes. Cranes with clamshell buckets leaking coal as they offload it from barges in a river. Coal being transported on conveyor belts at a plant. Fire burning in the furnace of coal-fired power plant. Clean Control room of a power plant, with technician monitoring instruments and adjusting control settings.View of pristine turbine deck in a power plant, with several steam turbines visible. Contrasting view of coal-fired power plant exterior, with smoke seen near transmission lines and incredibly long trains filled with coal move on railroad. Nuclear fuel fabricators seen placing nuclear fuel rods into assemblies bearing Westinghouse name, covering them with plastic and preparing them for shipment in large steel containers. The containers of fuel rod assemblies are loaded into a truck.
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