Science: The European Approach

The U.S. has widely recognized the wartime contributions of European scientists to the making of the Abomb, but Western Europe's own efforts to apply nuclear energy to peacetime use have remained largely unknown. Last week some 100 scientists from eleven nations gathered in Liege, Belgium, for their first conference on "Industrial Application of Nuclear Energy." From representatives of eight European nations came big news:

Britain's John V. Dunworth reported that his country is embarking on a three-stage, $8,400,000 reactor-building program. In stage 1: ten to 20 reactors will annually produce several tons of...

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