Science: Bargain Radiation

Buried deep in the desert near the plutonium plant at Hanford, Wash. are thick-walled concrete treasure chests, guarded by a stronger curse than watches over any Egyptian tomb. If a thief were to try to loot them, a blast of radioactivity would strike bim dead. But the dangerous treasure—"fission products" from plutonium manufacture—may some day revolutionize many branches of industry. Last week Stanford Research Institute issued a weighty report on the fission products and how they may be used.

For Cheese & Fruit. When plutonium is made from uranium in a nuclear...

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