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  • Egirl   Team Posted on July 3, 2012 by Egirl Team
    EBR-1
    The Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 was the first facility to produce electricity generated by nuclear energy. The EBR-1 produced the first usable electricity generated by atomic energy. The EBR-1 supplied all of the power for its own building. Three years after it was decommissioned, President Johnson dedicated the facility as a registered National Historic Landmark. The nearby city of Arco, Idaho became the first city in the world to be lit by nuclear power.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on March 27, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Presidential Engineers
    Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter, both U.S. Presidents, had engineering backgrounds. Herbert Hoover, the United States 31st President, studied mining engineering at Stanford University, graduating in 1895. Jimmy Carter, the 39th U.S. President , attended Georgia Tech and the United States Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1946. Carter served in the Navy for 10 years as an engineer working with nuclear-powered submarines.
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