CANADA: Atoms for the Arctic

Long before Canada's Prime Minister found a symbol of the nation's undeveloped wealth and might in the frozen north, mineral hunters and military men sought ways to pry open the Arctic kingdom's icebound riches. Last week from Ottawa came signs that the golden key has at last been found. It is nuclear power.

Word leaked out that the Department of Transport has a well-advanced plan to build the free world's first atom-driven icebreaker. To displace 7,000 tons, the craft will have almost twice the power of a diesel-engined vessel, probably cost around $40...

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