URANIUM: Stockpile or Shortage?

A group of Western miners flew into Washington last week with a hurry-up call for the Government to start stockpiling uranium concentrate. The miners told the Congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy that they have been unable to sell enough of their ore since the AEC decided to stop expansion of U.S. uranium mills (TIME, Nov. 11) and that prospecting has virtually stopped.

The majority of the committee favored the stockpile idea, and its vice chairman, New Mexico's Democratic Senator Clinton P. Anderson, drafted a bill to authorize stockpile buying. The plan is for AEC to pile up 7,250 tons...

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