Nuclear power The early years

During World War II, the United States launched the Manhattan project, which produced the first atomic bombs. With technological advancements based on this fundamental research, in December 1942 the first nuclear reactor was tested in an abandoned handball court at the University of Chicago. This test proved the viability of large scale nuclear power reactors for utility scale use, and the race was on.

In 1946, Congress created the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and chartered it to regulate the development of large scale nuclear power for use on a commercial basis. In 1951 an experimental reactor in Idaho produced enough power to prove that nuclear technology is sound enough for practical and widespread applications.

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