Science: Uranium Optimism

The prospect of a domestic supply of uranium, now mostly imported from Canada and the Belgian Congo, was looking up. This week Geologist Robert J. Wright of the Atomic Energy Commission told a Los Angeles meeting of the American Institute of Mining & Metallurgical Engineers that several kinds of uranium ore are being mined in the U.S. on a large scale. More important for the nation's future, said Dr. Wright, are the traces of pitchblende, the richest uranium ore, that have been found. There is an excellent chance, he believes, that deeper drilling will uncover more.

If these hopes fade, said Dr....

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