Time Clock, Aug. 13, 1956

FIRST BIG U.S. REACTOR to manufacture more nuclear fuel than it consumes will be built near Monroe, Mich, by Detroit's Power Reactor Development Corp., a group of 26 industrial firms and private utilities. Power generated by the $40.5 million, 100,000-kw., "fast neutron breeder plant" will be distributed by Detroit Edison Co. AEC, which has made only small-scale fast breeders, stipulated that the company must show its plant is safe before getting operating permit.

U.S. SYNTHETIC-RUBBER production by 1958 will almost equal the world's total natural-rubber output. Since private producers bought the bulk of the $700 million industry from the government in April...

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