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04/03/1962 Nuclear power in Antarctica

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ANTARCTIC NUCLEAR REACTOR AT McMURDO STATION 26042

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Antarctica Nuclear Power Plant Cancer Disaster on Day 1 Says Navy Shipmen

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Polar Power: Electricity in Antarctica

American Atomic Energy Commission announced that the McMurdo polar station in Antarctica runs on nuclear power. The prefabricated plant was assembled by a team of contractors and military technicians. The reactor generated 1.8 MW of electrical power and replaced the need for 5,700 l of oil daily. It was decommissioned in 1972.
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