Industry - Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station - Chapelcross, Dumfriesshire
A charging basket is loaded into a charging machine at Chapelcross nuclear power station. Twenty-four cartridges of uranium are stacked in the reactor vertically, six per channel. There are 1,696 channels in each reactor. The 40 million built on a disused airfield, will increase Britain's supplies of military plutonium and when in full production will provide come 140 megawatts of electricity for the national grid. Its other three reactors will be commissioned at intervals throughout the remainder of this year. Construction of the Chapelcross station - which is of the same type as Calder Hall, Cumberland, first nuclear power station in the world to produce electricity on an industrial scale - was begun in October 1955.
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