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The Low Intensity Test Reactor, known as Building 3005, was built in 1949 as a criticality testing facility that used highly enriched fuel with water as a coolant, and operated until 1968 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the USA.

Date: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Clean-up-completed-of-70-year-old-Oak-Ridge-site-r

SHINE Technologies of the USA says it has demonstrated clearly visible Cherenkov radiation produced by fusion for what is believed to be the first time. Historically, fusion has been demonstrated and detected with instruments instead of a visible light.

Date: Saturday, 05 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SHINE-demonstrates-Cherenkov-radiation-from-fusion

The Low Intensity Test Reactor (LITR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) became world-famous when a photographer first captured a blue glow caused by radiation in the pool above the reactor. That photo appeared on the cover of the October 1951 issue of Scientific American.

Date: Friday, 07 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Demolition-of-famous-US-reactor-begins

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