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Power from the Atom

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500 (16mm)
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University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario: 16mm.

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario: 16mm.

York University, Toronto, Ontario: VHS.

Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.


Online Database National Film Board of Canada.
"Filmed at the Pickering, Ontario, nuclear power plant, showing also the earlier Douglas Point station and Quebec's new Gentilly plant, this film offers audiences a clear illustration of how an atomic reactor produces electricity. Special features of the Canadian (CANDU) (Canada Deuterium Uranium) system are explained: on-power refueling; the use of natural uranium; the use of heavy water as moderator. CANDU is recognized internationally as a leader in man's search for new sources of energy."