ATOMIC ENERGY: Power Package

The first Army Package Power Reactor, a small nuclear power station that can be taken apart and airlifted to its destination, will be in operation by 1957, it was announced last week by Alco Products Inc. Alco and Manhattan's Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. will start building the $2,096,753 plant this year at Fort Belvoir, Va., where it will be used to train Army engineers in atomic power-station construction and maintenance. The reactor, housed in a vapor-tight steel shell, will turn water into steam, light 600 houses. A single charge of atomic...

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