Hey Cafénistas…Forget March Madness!
Come join us for Café Scientifique March 4, 2013 as Owen Gailar discusses the first nuclear reactor accident in the U.S. The SL-1 reactor, originally named Argonne Low Power Reactor, ALPR, was designed for the USA Army as a prototype of a low-power, 300 kWe boiling-water reactor plant to be used in geographically remote locations. The SL-1 was accidentally destroyed in a prompt criticality accident caused by the accidental ejection of a control rod during maintenance operations, followed by a steam explosion causing the death of four people on January 3, 1961.
We will continue to meet at the Cafe Via, near Herndon and Blackstone, where dinner will be served from 6:00 PM onwards, with the talk to begin at 7:00 PM.
A poster with full details is available below, for download and sharing. Please join us, and bring a friend or two along!