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The Calder Hall reactor at Sellafield, the world's first commercial nuclear power station.

October 17, 1956: Queen flicks switch on world's first commercial nuclear power station

The UK beat the US and Soviet Union to open the world's first nuclear power station, as "clean and cheap" electricity generated at the Calder Hall plant started to flow into Britain's homes.

 
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