UTILITIES: Atoms for Power

On a barren stretch of coast at Humboldt Bay, 225 miles north of San Fran cisco, surveying teams this week went to work on the foundations of a radically new type of nuclear power plant for California's giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The reactor will be underground, thus eliminating the need for the expensive protective dome; it will incorporate new advances in design to produce more steam, thus increasing capacity. By 1964, when the second fuel core has been phased in, the reactor's generating capacity will reach about 60,000 kw. When...

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