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Today's Canucktion - 68 points

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Can Can, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My sources tell me this should be a tough one, so it's worth 68 points.

    What was the first city in the world to have its electricity provided by a Nuclear Power Plant?

    First correct answer wins.
     
  2. Jagged

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    Arco, Idaho
     
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    shewheeler 1/2 ton status

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    shewheeler 1/2 ton status

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    Dammit, that's what I get for trying to get all fancy with a picture and everything :(
     
  5. BranndonC

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_plant
    Electricity was generated for the first time by a nuclear reactor on December 20, 1951 at the EBR-I experimental station. On June 27, 1954, the world's first nuclear power plant that generated electricity for commercial use was officially connected to the Soviet power grid at Obninsk, Kaluga Oblast, Russia. The Shippingport Reactor (Pennsylvania) was the first commercial nuclear generator to become operational in the United States - the construction cost was $72.5 million.

    probably wrong since it doesnt mention lighting a city, but worth a shot
     
  6. Jagged

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    Or did you want the first commercial power plant?
    Kaluga Oblast, Russia?
     
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    Shippingport, Pennsylvania

    A major goal of nuclear research in the mid-1950's was to show that nuclear energy could produce electricity for commercial use. The first commercial electricity-generating plant powered by nuclear energy was located in Shippingport, Pennsylvania. It reached its full design power in 1957. Light-water reactors like Shippingport use ordinary water to cool the reactor core during the chain reaction. They were the best design then available for nuclear powerplants. Private industry became more and more involved in developing light-water reactors after Shippingport became operational. Federal nuclear energy programs shifted their focus to developing other reactor technologies
     
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    The Pathfinder Atomic Power Plant, a nuclear power plant built by Northern States Power Company near Sioux Falls, is considered the world's first all-nuclear power plant. After only one year's operation, however, it was converted to a conventional power plant because of technical problems.
    Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States Type: Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Net Output: 59 MWe Now decommissioned. Date started: july, 1966 Date closed : October, 1967


    I swear, I'm not changing answers tonight!
     
  9. TSGB

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    Oh come on! Where did Can Can go?
     
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    i know, who is the winner?
     
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    You have to read the question carefully:D

    Ira
     
  12. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Sorry, a friend from England is over right now. Jagged is correct- Arco is the right answer.

    68 points, brother!!!:woot: I'll add it to the leader board after we get back from dinner.
     
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    shewheeler 1/2 ton status

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    Not to be a crybaby whinypants poor sport, but we posted the correct answer at the same time :whistle:
     
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    :woot: :woot: Hoorah uber-search-engine-speed-read! For those of you that don't know, the name is Mitch (going with your current schema for your leaderboard thing).
     
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    not if the server showed seconds, he was first, thats why its above yours :):wink1: but you would have won if you didnt have a pic
     
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    Whatever... I don't like this stupid game anyways:p:
     
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    I'll give you some bonus points in my book ;)
     
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    I'M GONNA GO HOME, SCREW YOU GUYS, I'LL JUST GO PLAY WITH MYSELF!!!

    Heh....
     
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    I know one of tonight's questions. :D
     
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    The U.S. Army's Oak Ridge facility in Tennessee 1946.
     

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