Arco, Idaho, becomes the first nuclear powered town, and Wal-mart goes green.
Tue, Jul 17 2012 at 6:00 AM
July 17, 1955:
The rural town of Arco, Idaho
, becomes the world's first community powered by nuclear-generated electricity. An experimental reactor at the nearby National Reactor Testing Station (NRTS) powers the town for about one hour.
July 17, 1986:
The LTV Corporation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
. LTV had begun as a small, Texas-based electronics firm, but through acquisitions, it grew to be the third largest steel manufacturer in the United States. Left behind in the wreckage of LTV's $4 billion debt are multiple Superfund cleanup sites, and former LTV employees whose retirement funds had been raided to try to save the company.
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