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Did You Know?: Purdue Reactor No. 1

July 23, 2013

In the basement of Purdue's Electrical Engineering Building exists a curious sight: A 17-foot-deep, well-like structure filled with water and surrounded by equipment that seems straight out of science fiction. The facility, however, is anything but make-believe. It's the Purdue University Reactor No. 1, or PUR-1, and it's been helping nuclear engineering students understand the intricacies of nuclear fission since 1962.
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