ATOMIC POWER: Is Industry Reacting Fast Enough?

SINCE Congress 21 months ago ended the Government monopoly on developing atomic energy and invited private enterprise to take a hand, 58 U.S. companies have pledged an estimated $358 million toward construction of atomic reactors with an ultimate capacity of 1,200,000 kw. Nevertheless, private industry is being charged with dragging its feet on atomic development and letting foreign nations get ahead of the U.S. Warns Tennessee's Democratic Senator Albert Gore: "We are losing the race for construction of industrial and civilian atomic-power reactors. Loss of this race to the Soviets would be...

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