Britain: Atomic Dividends

Under the incurious eyes of a flock of wild geese, a portentous countdown ran its course last week on the isolated Essex marshes in southeastern England. Inside a long, concrete control room, white-coated engineers made final adjustments on the No. 1 reactor of the Bradwell nuclear power plant and started delivering electricity to London, 45 miles away. Bradwell and the newly opened Berkeley plant in Gloucestershire are the first fruits of the world's most ambitious atomic power program: Britain's drive to build ten reactors capable of meeting 10% (4,000,000 kw.) of British electricity needs by 1968.

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