Science: Atomic Five-Year Plan

While its weaponeers are at work in the Pacific (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), the Atomic Energy Commission is also going after peaceful nuclear power in a big way. Speaking last week to a Washington meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Commissioner Henry D. Smyth told about the AEC's five-year plan for hitching the atom to nonmilitary power production. During this period, he said, the AEC intends to build five different power reactors, some large, some small.

One power reactor now in prospect is the 60,000-kw. job announced last fall (TIME, Nov. 2). Commissioner Smyth described it this time in some detail....

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