The long-closed BONUS (Boiling Nuclear
Superheated nuclear reactor), known locally as the Dome, came on-line in 1964.
The Dome reactor was built as a small-scale, prototype demonstration
project to test the feasibility of BONUS technology,
Tests turned up numerous costly problems, and
operations halted in 1968. The Puerto Rico Water Resources
Authority decommissioned the reactor between 1969 and 1970.
Only two BONUS-type
reactors were ever built in the USA.
|I took this picture at sundown from our
On the far side of the dome is popular Dome Beach. The tree is a flamboyant