nuclear pile

nuclear pile

[′nü·klē·ər ′pīl]
(nucleonics)
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The Rossendorf nuclear pile was built in the German Democratic Republic with the assistance of the USSR, however it went out of service in 1991.
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.
All those things, Anita--Zamfir recordings, yo-yos, xylophones, weedkillers, video games, train sets, televisions, stereos, snuff films, rocket silos, railways, pinball tables, one-armed bandits, oil refineries, nuclear piles, motorhomes, milk cartons, lipsticks, lawnmowers, lava lamps, Kleenex holders, Jacuzzis, hula-hoops, house boats, gravy boats, golf carts, footballs, fondue sets, drinks trolleys, cameras, bottles, beds, airliners--all those splendid Things that made up the sum of the world, which we had to keep on making and buying to keep ourselves diverted and employed--were just garbage-to-be.