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A Look Back at NRL's History

As NRL reaches to achieve new goals, we appreciate those who have supported our mission in the past and currently. Today’s accomplishments are possible only because of the foundation laid by those who saw the possibility of the reactor. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of NRL and taking a look back in history. NOTE - If you can identify someone in our pictures, please take a moment to send an email to reactor@osu.edu. Feel free to share your old photos with us too.

The reactor building constructionThe reactor constructionThe reactor constructionEquipment being moved into buildingPicture at the pool top from constructionTour of the newly finished reactorTour of the newly finished reactorNRL's former director, Walt Carey using the rabbitNRL's former director, Walt Carey using the rabbit

 Walt Carey inspecting overseeing the delivery of the Co-60 pinsWalt Carey inspecting overseeing the delivery of the Co-60 pinsstudent labs and tours at NRLan experiment for a tour group.Former reactor staff member, Joe Talnagi, doing an experiment for a tour grouptour of the control room.Former NRL Associate Director Rick Myser giving a tour of the control room.Man stading with boxes in reactor buildingEarly days in the Reactor Building, equipment is still being moved in.a group shotA group shot of staff involved in the delivery of the new fuel. former NRL Director Don Miller, center and former NRL staff member Joe Talnagi to his right.staff member with shielding caskNRL staff member Kevin Herminghuysen with the shielding cask for shipping HEU.An experiment at NRLAn experiment at NRLman in the control roomBob Ross in the control roomAn experiment at NRLAn experiment at NRL.Group pictureNRL staff member Joel Hatch (left), former NRL staff member Joe Talnagi (bottom) and nuclear engineering studentsgroup pictureMr. and Mrs. Hajek at the reactor's 25 anniversary celebration. Brian Hajek is the former Associate Director of the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory.staff member in protective clothingAndrew Kauffman during a reactor maintenance outage in 2003