Internal Shielding Construction at Shippingport Nuclear Power Plant

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Title: Internal Shielding Construction at Shippingport Nuclear Power Plant

Author(s): L. Earl Tabler, Jr.

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 55

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 1209-1214

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 5/1/1959

Abstract:
Concrete walls 4 to 6 ft thick, constructed inside 50-ft diameter steel chambers at the Shippingport, Pa., atomic power plant, serve as shielding against radioactivity. Paper describes unusual construction practices occasioned by limited access to chamber interiors. Concrete was a standord density, 3000-psi mix made with Type I S cement.