Category Archives: Atomic Energy History

A brief history of Westinghouse’s financial struggles, beginning in 1907

Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy in March of 2017. But this isn’t the first time the company has had financial struggles… Continue reading

The First Containment Building

The first containment building, courtesy Bing Maps

Constructed to prevent radioactive contamination from escaping during or after an accident, the containment building is a standard design feature on all modern nuclear reactors. But this wasn’t always the case. Continue reading