When the Lights Went on in Moorpark, Powered by Nuclear Energy

November 12, 1957, was the date that nuclear energy turned on the lights in Moorpark, powered by the Atomics International reactor on the hill of the complex that eventually became known as Rocketdyne.  That is according to a 1993 article in the Los Angeles Times, that Christina Walsh of www.cleanuprocketdyne.org sent out to her Yahoo group.  It was so interesting, I wanted to share it with you.

Here is the link to the 11-12-1993 L.A.Times article:  http://articles.latimes.com/1993-11-12/news/mn-56144_1_atomic-power

I believe the photo is of the area known as Rocketdyne.  I took it in November, 2011, flying over the Simi Hills in a Southwest jet, coming from NoCal.

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One Response to When the Lights Went on in Moorpark, Powered by Nuclear Energy

  1. Mark says:

    This is an interesting link regarding Rocketdyne, especially for people living nearby:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRdC5I0Yn2k

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