No. 6

FullSizeRender (7)Oak Ridge National Laboratory now has six facilities that have been designated Nuclear Historic Landmarks. According to Michaele C. Brady Raap, the president of the American Nuclear Society who was in town to recognize the High Flux Isotope Reactor, ORNL has more nuclear landmarks than any other site. In addition to HFIR, the landmarks are: Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator (ORELA); Molten Salt Reactor; Building 3019; Graphite Reactor and the Tower Shielding Facility. Following the ceremonies this morning, participants — including a number of retirees who previously worked at the ORNL research reactor — gathered for a group photo.

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Senior Writer Frank Munger covers the Dept. of Energy's Oak Ridge facilities and many related topics — nuclear weapons, nuclear waste and other things nuclear, environmental cleanup and science of all sorts. Atomic City Underground is, first and foremost, a news blog, but there's room for analysis, opinion and random thoughts that have no place else to go.