Business: Rush for the Atom

Get into the atom business quick, Atomic Energy Commissioner T. Keith Glennan told private industry last week. Otherwise, growth of the Government monopoly in the atomic field may prove to be "the first step in the extension of governmental control over our basic industries." Unless private industry "gets in on the ground floor," Glennan told the annual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a golden opportunity for future industrial uses of atomic energy will be lost. "What I would like to see is more industries knocking at our door and asking, 'What's in this for me?' "

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