• Short Summary

    The Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell shows its latest achievements.

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    Harwell, Berkshire.

    GV. The twelve ton flask in operation on Dido. LV. The flask, which is used to transport the fuel element to and from the storage containers, being lowered on top of Dido. Dido is the most powerful reactor for research purposes in Western Europe. SV. Top of the flask being lowered on the circular plug which are removed to insert the fuel elements. SV. Pan down to control room which controls reactor - technician sitting at control table. SV. Technician making notes. SCU. The flask being lowered on the circular plugs. CU. Technician inserting circular plug alongside flask. SCU. Another technician at the base of the Dido checking radio activity. LV. Technician at base checking radio activity, pan to the top of Dido showing flask in position. SCU. Another technician approaching gas steel doors that lead into the Dido reactor room. He presses a button alongside the steel doors and the door opens and he goes in. SV. Interior, technician presses further buttons. LV. Two technicians at work, & SV. CU. Bearded technician looking though instrument on control board. SV. Technician checking the heavy water cooling apparatus underneath the reactor. SV. Two technicians checking a row of dials, & SCU. SV. Top shot, model of the research reactor Lido. CU. Name plate 'Sight Model of Research Reactor Lido'. LV. Technicians at work on the movable trolley - they are controlling and handling tongs which control the reactor under water. SCU. Technician controlling the long handled tongs, pan down to the reactor glowing in water. CU. Highly radioactive water.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "D")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:00:00 / 01:05:23:00

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