Created in 1954 by General Electric, "The Atom Goes To Sea" shows the peaceful use of the atom -- used in a nuclear reactor to create power. Ironically, the initial use of this reactor will be aboard a ship of war -- the submarine USS Nautilus (completed in 1955). This film explains how an atomic powered submarine operates and contains scenes at the National Reactor Test Site in Arco, Idaho, the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady and the submarine reactor test site at West Milton, New York. Various scenes show the care and handling of radioactive substances and materials (see 00:08:20:00), reinforcing the safe and reliable aspects of atomic power.
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