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Idaho’s first nuclear reactor celebrating birthday with updated museum tour


ARCO, ID. (KMVT-TV) A nuclear reactor in Idaho is celebrating its 60th birthday and now you can take a tour of its updated museum. 'Experimental breeder reactor number one' at the Idaho national laboratory was the first nuclear power plant to provide electricity for public use back in December 1951. 'EBR one' was operated until late 1963 and finally decommissioned in 1964. Then it was designated a 'registered national historic landmark' 45 years ago. You can tour the reactor's updated museum from 9am to 5pm seven days a week. It's located at the department of energy's Idaho site off highway 20. It's open all summer long through Labor Day weekend.

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