GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Nov. 19, 1951


After two years of research and development, North American Aviation, Inc. this week announced the first atomic reactor to go "on sale on the general market. North American's low-powered pile is a 450-ton octagonal structure, 19 ft. across and 11 ft. high. It can run eight hours a day, five days a week for 'ten years without being recharged with fresh uranium. Its product: radioactive isotopes for medical and scientific research and industrial uses. Price: $1,000,000, plus another $1,500,000 to house the reactor,in laboratories that can put its products to...

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