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As fun and as exhausting as usual…
15 August 2009
“Arco was the first community in the world ever to be lit by electricity generated solely by nuclear power. This occurred for about an hour on July 17, 1955, powered by Argonne National Laboratory’s BORAX-III reactor at the nearby National Reactor Testing Station (NRTS), which eventually became the site of the Idaho National Energy Laboratory, a predecessor of the current Idaho National Laboratory. NRTS made further history on January 3, 1961, when the SL-1 reactor was destroyed through an operator maintenance error, causing the deaths of all 3 personnel present. It was the world’s first (and the U.S.’ only) fatal reactor accident.”
About a month ago a friend pointed me to an article which used a photograph of mine. The trouble was, this was a commercial use of my photo and while they did attribute the photo to me, my CC-BY-NC license didn’t allow for commercial use without asking me first. So, I took a chance and sent the author of the article my a $50 invoice for reprinting my photo. I didn’t ask them to take it down, I just asked that they pay me for the use.
I didn’t hear back for a week so I sent a follow-up invoice requesting that at a minimum I receive a response form them with how they planned on addressing the issue. Their response: the check is in the mail.
Lo an behold a few days later I received payment in the amount of $50. No apology, but here’s hoping that they learned their lesson.
(Thanks to Kathy D. for the heads up and I think my standard licensing fee just increased.)
Here’s my photo set from today’s celestial event. Partly cloudy leading up to totality then complete cloud cover for the totality hence the dramatic change in photo quality at that time. The clouds completely cleared out toward the end so that’s where the best photos are.