Original Clyde Keller photo art print
Atomic Reactor Core
Trojan Nuclear Power Plant
Columbia River near Portland, Oregon
Interpretive art print based upon 1975 photograph
The Trojan Nuclear Power Plant was a pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant located near Rainier, Oregon. Here is an imaginative view and rendering of the heart of the controversial reactor core gleaming with its nuclear class rod travel housings and exotic metallurgy. To see it in the flesh was most impressive as it strangely resembled a high tech pipe organ. My vantage point looks up at the reactor core from the floor of the pressurized containment vessel, a rare view indeed. The image was captured before the plant opened in October 1975. It operated for 16 years before it was shut down in 1993. Of note is that the cost of construction and subsequent demolition cost nearly a billion dollars in total. Its history was fraught with technical problems and safety concerns. The Trojan Decommissioning Alliance, founded by Lloyd Marbet, led the environmental opposition staging protests. Ballot measures calling for the plant's closure were defeated in 1980, 1986, 1990 and 1992 but with PGE plant operators committing to earlier retirement than the estimated 30 years lifespan or in early 2011.
16x20 Inch Art Print
Image Dimensions are @12x18 inches
Heavyweight Epson Satin paper
Signed/Dated on lower white border
Clear Sleeved on foam core
Shipped flat, insured with delivery confirmation
This archival color giclee print offers an exquisite range of tone, depth and brilliancy in a beautiful rough pastel photographic rendering. Suitable for immediate safe viewing (the print is shrink wrapped on foam core board) and ready for framing.
Atomic Reactor Core Copyright © 2011 Clyde Keller
Original film negative Copyright © 1975 Clyde Keller
counter installed on dec. 29, 2012