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Nuclear Reactor Cutaways

Now that the Japan incident has piqued the interest of the world in atomic energy, this is the ideal time to look at designs of some vintage nuclear plants around the world. This beautifully illustrated series of nuclear reactor wall charts was originally published in issues of Nuclear Engineering International during the 1970s and 1980s. The complete set of 105 reactor wall charts was assembled by Ronald Knief, a nuclear engineer from Sandia National Laboratories, and uploaded by the University of New Mexico.

A part of the collection is available for download, at high resolution, from this Flickr gallery.

Some of the cutaways has been reproduced here.


Gosgen, Daniken, Switzerland.


Dungeness B, Kent, England, UK.


Dragon, HTR, Winfrith, Dorset, UK.


CANDU 950.


BR3 PWR, Mol, Belgium.


Windscale AGR, Windscale, Cumberland, UK.


Kernkraftwerk Krummel.

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