Reed College nuclear reactor tour.

Reed College nuclear reactor tour.

Reed college is having an open house today and doing 2 tours through their nuclear reactor. 
You get to enter the reactor room while it is running at 90% of it’s 250 kwatt output (they turn off the lights so you can see the Cerenkov blue glow!) – and then they scram it for you (shutdown). Sadly, they use a magnetic control rod system – so there isn’t really a guy with an ax anymore…

 

   

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