Assembly and startup of a nuclear power plant at Camp Century in Greenland.
Greenland Date:1961 Duration:4 min 50 sec Sound:Yes
United States Army engineers construct Camp Century in Greenland. In final phase, they assemble and start nuclear power plant. Men work on controls, read instruments and take down notes before the installation of nuclear reactor.They assemble the housing for the power plant. Man removes nuclear fuel and unwrap it. Men wear protective clothing as they load fuel element into storage tanks. Men read instruments and announce progress on a loud speaker. Men listen to the announcement made. Fuel element loaded into reactor and control rods placed. Meters indicate the nuclear reactivity. Men smoke cigarette and look tense as they wait. A plot shows location of every fuel rod. Man announces the withdrawal of control rods. A section of Camp Century powered by the nuclear power plant. Men take shower, brush and use electric shaver.
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