Nuclear reactors of the world: vintage wall charts

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13 Responses to “Nuclear reactors of the world: vintage wall charts”

  1. Patrick Austin says:

    I can’t believe these are actually large enough to print.

    My office at work is going to really creep some coworkers out.

  2. Lobster says:

    Not Pictured: OH SHI-

  3. Anonymous says:

    Too bad they don’t have Agesta, the underground nuclear reactor the Sweedes used for plutonium production in support of their later canceled weapons program.

  4. JayByrd says:

    All I can think of is Rube Goldberg.

  5. chixon says:

    Are they trying to make it look like an amusement park? Because the first thing I thought was, “Ooh, look at all the slides!”

  6. artaxerxes says:

    Damn. Some of those are beautiful. And they look like AWESOME amusement parks… minus the radioactive core and all that bit. They look like dream kids’ forts for adults. The climbing, the potential slides, the rail-jumping, the Parkour. Supa-dupa.

    A different aspect is what’s suggested by some of the logo treatments. They’re the kind of thing one might work up for a band name. Check out the post-Zardoz SYSTEM-80.

  7. Ugly Canuck says:

    Now this is the neato kind of fact and science based reporting which I’ve come to expect from Boing Boing over the years.

    These rectors will by and large be regarded like dinosaurs in the future, both for the inherent safety (or not) of their designs:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-23/china-to-build-nuclear-plant-using-fourth-generation-technology-in-april.html

    ..and for their very size:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-22/meltdown-or-not-future-for-nuclear-seen-in-diminutive-reactors.html

    My point being: we (everybody, that is) need to train more nuclear engineers.

  8. Ugly Canuck says:

    Bah! – “reactors” for “rectors”, in the above.

    And don’t get me started about rectors!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Definitely hitting the Kinkos to run off a copy of that System80 this week.

  10. cinemajay says:

    It’s funny how the news sort of glosses over the reactors with this simplistic viewpoint “oh, they’re dumping water on them now” like there’s a straight funnel into the hot mess in the center.

    These give a better idea of what’s involved.

    Plus, who doesn’t love hot reactor pr0n?

  11. MooseDesign says:

    That Wylfa one is wild! Love the robo fueling machine…

  12. Sork says:

    Dungeness B & Dragon

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