nuclear pile

nuclear pile

[′nü·klē·ər ′pīl]
(nucleonics)
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In view of the fact that both the Americans and British are proceeding with the construction of plants to produce reasonable quantities of electrical energy from nuclear fission, it is important that Canada should also be considering such possibilities, since our scientists and engineers have made a very successful contributions to nuclear pile operations.
In 1957 a fire ripped through a nuclear pile, releasing a radioactive cloud.
The nuclear pile at the centre of the reactor burned out of control for three days.
In England, the nuclear pile at the centre of the Windscale reactor burned out of control for three days in 1957.