GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Nov. 19, 1951

GOODS & SERVICES

After two years of research and development, North American Aviation, Inc. this week announced the first atomic reactor to go "on sale on the general market. North American's low-powered pile is a 450-ton octagonal structure, 19 ft. across and 11 ft. high. It can run eight hours a day, five days a week for 'ten years without being recharged with fresh uranium. Its product: radioactive isotopes for medical and scientific research and industrial uses. Price: $1,000,000, plus another $1,500,000 to house the reactor,in laboratories that can put its products to...

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