On This Day – October 17 : The first commercial nuclear power plant began operations on this day in 1956

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The Calder Hall nuclear power plant in northwest England became the first nuclear power plant to supply commercial amounts of electricity to a public grid. Sellafield nuclear power station now stands on the same site.

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group work, working independently

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar