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Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Part I: B Reactor » 6_2_DSCF2004_v1

Hoppers full of pea-sized boron carbide balls surround each VSR penetration.

Hoppers full of pea-sized boron carbide balls surround each VSR penetration. A switch in the control room would drop these balls into the reactor core in the event of trouble getting the VSRs to fall.

Hoppers full of pea-sized boron carbide balls surround each VSR penetration.


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