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The digitization of old nuclear energy videos

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I'm Nick, a nuclear engineer interested in new and old reactors. I run in my spare time. I have come across a large list of historical films produced by the Atomic Energy Commission back in the 1950-1970s. As it turns out, many of them are available at the US National Archives on 16mm film. I self-funded the digitization of one about ZPPR. Later, I received sponsorship from Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) to sponsor two more about Hallam. And after that, we got funding to do four more fantastic ones:

With how great those turned out, I want to do more.

Each one costs about $700-$1200 to digitize (depending on length and archival status). I've been filling out the forms and working with a National Archives digitization contractor to get the work done.

I will use the money donated here to fund the digitization of more AEC films, which I will publish on YouTube in 4K via my whatisnuclear channel.

I am maintaining an ordered list of the next most desirable videos here.


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Nicholas Touran
Seattle, WA

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