Science: The Atom Goes to Sea

The U.S. nuclear navy is growing so fast, says the trade magazine Nucleonics, that its demand for reactors and other tricky equipment is threatening to block the development of peaceful nuclear power. The Navy's building program, which passed Congress last week, calls for 30 seagoing reactors and six landbound experimental prototypes. Navy officers and Navy contractors are busily learning atomic arts. They all know that nuclear power is sure to dominate the Navy in the near future.

The cause of all this excitement was the sensational success of the nuclear submarine Nautilus, which...

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