Science: AEC Plant No. 5

The fifth great production plant of the Atomic Energy Commission will be built somewhere in the Ohio River Valley. AEC General Manager Marion Willard Boyer announced last week that the Ohio Valley was selected because it has a good water supply and because power can be generated cheaply with coal mined near by. When completed in about four years, the plant will need 1,800,000 kw.—enough for a city of 2,500,000 inhabitants. Boyer reassured the prospective neighbors: the plant will be no more dangerous, he said, than any other large industry.

The Ohio Valley plant...

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