Curious about the history of nuclear reactors after all the attention they’ve received in the news? Take a peek at the history of reactors with these gorgeous cutaway drawings of vintage nuclear power plants.
Published in the 1970s and 1980s in issues of Nuclear Engineering International, these detailed drawing were thought to be lost forever (even the publisher had failed to keep a copy). Thankfully nuclear engineer Ronald Knief kept copies and scanned them to preserve for posterity. Check out the link below to take a peek in the diverse designs employed by reactors in the later part of the 20th century.