Photo Credit: KH-4 CORONA / (public domain)
Dimona nuclear reactor, photographed in 1968 by the American KH-4 CORONA reconnaissance satellite.

The State of Israel is working to extend the operating license and life of the Dimona nuclear reactor until 2040, according to a report in Ha’aretz. The reactor will then be 80-years-old.

The Dimona reactor was built in the fifties and went live in 1964. It was originally supposed to run for forty years. It’s also the oldest reactor of its type still active in the world.