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 Title:  The Eisenhower (CVN-69), second Nimitz-class carrier Add
 Summary:  The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) being guided to its berth at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The Eisenhower is the second Nimitz-class carrier and is powered by two A4W reactors. 
 Source:  http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=91454 
 Date:  08 September 2010 
 Subject(s):  A4W | USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) | Naval Reactors 
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 Title:  Engineering Duty Officer Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Add
 Summary:  This Naval Sea Systems Command instruction describes "the objectives and requirements of the Engineering Duty Officer Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program" (1). Engineering Duty Officers (EDOs) in the program support the cradle-to-grave management responsibilities for all aspects of naval nuclear propulsion, including research, specification, construction, testing, refueling, defueling, and disposal activities. The training requirements for EDOs are summarized in the document, including completion of the Bettis Reactor Engineering School curriculum (equivalent to a Masters Degree in Nuclear Engineering). A separate set of training requirements is listed for officers with prior service in the nuclear propulsion program; these requirements must be completed before receiving the Engineering Duty Officer designator of 144X. 
 Source:  www.navsea.navy.mil/NAVINST/03540-004.pdf 
 Date:  17 March 1999 
 Subject(s):  Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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 Title:  The Enterprise and the USS George H.W. Bush Add
 Summary:  The oldest and newest nuclear-powered carriers (Enterprise/left, George H.W. Bush/right) docked at Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia. 
 Source:  http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=94745 
 Date:  30 November 2010 
 Subject(s):  A2W | A4W | USS Enterprise (CVN-65) | USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) | Naval Reactors 
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 Title:  The Enterprise steams in the Atlantic Ocean Add
 Summary:  The USS Enterprise underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was inactivated in 2013. 
 Source:  http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=93082 
 Date:  19 October 2010 
 Subject(s):  A2W | USS Enterprise (CVN-65) | Naval Reactors 
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 Title:  An evaluation of data on zirconium-uranium alloys Add
 Summary:  This document, compiled by Frank Rough of the Battelle Memorial Institute, contains a review of information on zirconium-uranium alloys. As noted in the introduction, "because of the similar properties and fabricational characteristics of these materials, the cladding of zirconium-uranium alloys with Zircaloy has proven to be very successful, with good metallurgical bonds being obtained" (7). This review addresses issues such as the corrosion of zirconium-uranium alloys in high temperature/high pressure systems and the impact of neutron irradiation upon these alloys. These and other issues are addressed and mapped to an extensive bibliography. As described by historians Thomas Hewlett and Francis Duncan in their book Nuclear Navy, Naval Reactors was deeply involved in the development of zirconium production in the United States, with the need to produce tonnage lots of zirconium to support early prototype and submarine reactor core construction. Beyond this, improvements in the technology were needed, such as the development of Zircaloy-2, a material superior to the zirconium-uranium alloy used in the first Mark I/S1W core. 
 Source:  http://www.osti.gov/bridge 
 Date:   1955 
 Subject(s):  Zirconium/Zircaloy | Nuclear engineering | Naval Reactors 
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 Title:  The Expended Core Facility (ECF) under construction at the Idaho National Laboratory Add
 Summary:  The Expended Core Facility under construction at the Idaho National Laboratory. The S1W building is visible in the background. The ECF was designed to support the processing of spent fuel cores starting with the initial core of the USS Nautilus, which was removed from the vessel in early 1957. Inside the ECF, cores are moved from one water pit workstation to another; its size was expanded from an initial 340 feet to over 1,000 feet in length. 
 Source:  http://www.inl.gov/proving-the-principle/chapter_10.pdf 
 Reference:  Stacy, Susan M. Proving the Principle: A History of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, 1949-1999. Idaho Falls, Idaho: Idaho Operations Office of the Dept. of Energy, 2000, pages 86-89. 
 Date:  circa 1956 
 Subject(s):  Expended Core Facility | Naval Reactors 
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 Title:  Exterior view of the A1W (Enterprise prototype) at the Idaho National Laboratory Add
 Summary:  The A1W prototype (center) at the Idaho National Laboratory. Construction began on the A1W in April 1956; the prototype consisted of two reactors and the steam plant equipment necessary to drive one shaft. The first A1W reactor reached full power on 17 January 1959 and both reactors operatored together at full power for the first time on 15 September 1959. 
 Source:  http://www.inl.gov/proving-the-principle/chapter_10.pdf 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, pages 101-102. 
 Date:  circa 1958 
 Subject(s):  A1W | Naval Reactors 
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 Title:  Exterior view of the A1W prototype, Idaho National Laboratory Add
 Summary:  An exterior view of the A1W prototype plant at the Idaho National Laboratory. A1W was the prototype for the Enterprise A2W shipboard reactor plants; the prototype contained two reactors and the steam plant equipment to power one shaft. Data from the A1W prototype were also used in the design of the C1W reactor plant, which powered the USS Long Beach. 
 Source:  http://www.aa9dy.com/places/moreidaho.htm 
 Reference:  Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974, pages 280-281. 
 Date:   unknown  
 Subject(s):  A1W | Naval Reactors 
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