National Affairs: For the White Flame

Thomas E. Murray, 63, a member of the Atomic Energy Commission, in a speech last week warned that Soviet Russia might soon create nuclear power plants for power-starved lands, and called on the U.S. for an all-out competitive effort "to put atomic power plants into operation, both here and abroad." For the first grant of a nuclear power reactor, Commissioner Murray suggested Japan—"the only land which has been engulfed in the white flame of the atom. Now, while the memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains so vivid, construction of such a power plant in . . . Japan would be a...

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