Throwback Thursday — Dresden Takes Shape

DresdenVesselIndicative of private industry’s growing participation in the atomic energy field was this new $20 million Babcock and Wilcox Company plant in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. The first job for the plant was the fabrication of the 800-ton vessel for the Dresden Unit No. 2 reactor. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.)

So, you nuclear historians, what year was this?