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26/05/1958 The first U.S. nuclear power plant opens

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FirstEnergy To Close Nuclear Power Plant In Shippingport

Shippingport Atomic Power Station was the first full-scale atomic electric power plant devoted exclusively to peacetime uses. It was located near the present-day Beaver Valley Nuclear Generating Station on the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The power plant worked until October 1982. The first electrical power was produced on December 18, 1957.
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