Nuclear Power Demonstration Reactor

Nuclear Power Demonstration Reactor (tmp-6d9be)

Location: Laurentian Hills, Ontario K0J Renfrew County
Country: Canada
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N 46° 10.54', W 77° 41.354'

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On June 4, 1962 the Nuclear Power Demonstration (NPD) Reactor 3 km east of Rolphton supplied the Ontario power grid with the first nuclear-generated electricity in Canada. A joint project of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Ontario Hydro and Canadian General Electric, NPD was the prototype and proving ground for research and development that led to commercial application of the CANDU system for generating electric power from a nuclear plant using natural uranium fuel, heavy water moderator and coolant in a pressure tube configuration with on-power refuelling. As a science and engineering research centre, NPD produced internationally significant knowledge and techniques. It was also a training centre for nuclear plant operators. NPD closed in 1987 after exceeding its operational goals.
HM Numbertmp-6d9be
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 292429 N 5117081
Decimal Degrees46.17566667, -77.68923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 10.54', W 77° 41.354'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 10' 32.4" N, 77° 41' 21.24" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226 ON-17, Laurentian Hills Ontario K0J, CA
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