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Historic Nuclear Reactor Model Displayed At CBC

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The model shows all the ins and outs of what a miniature working pressurized water reactor would look like. The model shows all the ins and outs of what a miniature working pressurized water reactor would look like.
PASCO, WA - An historic nuclear reactor model is now on display at Columbia Basin College.

The model shows all the ins and outs of what a miniature working pressurized water reactor would look like. The school says students will have the chance to get up close and figure out real-life situations by comparing their work to what they see in the model.

The American Nuclear Society Eastern Washington Section partnered with the CBC nuclear technology program to make this happen. The ATOM or Advanced Technology Orientation Model shows the intricate planning that went into these reactors before the days of computer models.

"This is priceless. What they're going to be able to learn from and what our local education community is going to be able to get from it. We're encouraging students, elementary students, middle school and high school students to come and take a look and check out our exhibit," explained Director of CBC's Nuclear Technology Program Dawn Alford.

The model will be on display for the public through Friday night. Representatives from Energy Northwest explained the students working here locally on nuclear studies are the future of the industry. 
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