ATOMIC POWER: Industry Asks More Government Help for Program

Industry Asks More Government Help to Speed Program

TO bolster free-world defenses, the Administration last week urged Congress to rewrite the Atomic Energy (MacMahon) Act to give U.S. allies more atomic-weapons information, more nuclear material. But to many U.S. businessmen, a stronger atomic defense is only one side of the coin. They want some equally drastic changes in the U.S. atomic-energy program to develop commercial power for use throughout the power-hungry world. While AEChairman Lewis L. Strauss maintains that the commercial program is clipping right along, experts in Congress and industry disagree; they insist that commercial nuclear power must...

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