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D1G Prototype reactor plant

The D1G Prototype reactor plant is located on the Kesselring Site in West Milton, New York, approximately 17 miles north of Schenectady. The D1G Prototype reactor plants first started operation 1962, and served for more than 30 years as a facility for testing reactor plant components and equipment and for training Naval personnel. As a result of the end of the Cold War and the downsizing of the Navy, and D1G Prototype reactor plant was shut down in March 1996. Since then, the D1G Prototype reactor plant has been defueled, drained, and placed in a stable protective storage condition. The Kesselring Site will not be released for other uses in the foreseeable future since two active prototype reactor plants continue to operate to perform training of US Navy personnel and testing of Naval nuclear propulsion plant equipment.



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