Glenn Seaborg and the startup of Molten Salt (1968)

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The date is Oct. 10, 1968, and Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Glenn Seaborg is at the controls for the startup of the U-233-fueled  Molten Salt Reactor Experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (Department of Energy archives/Frank Hoffman photo)

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