ATOMIC POWER: A Job for Free Enterprise

ATOMIC POWER A Job for Free Enterprise IN most predictions, commercial atomic power is usually about "ten years away." Businessmen—and many scientists—feel that commercial atomic power will always be "ten years away" unless some basic changes are made in U.S. policy. Under present law, only the Government can own uranium and plutonium. Since the Government's primary interest in atomic energy is military, it has done little to develop commercial uses. While there is a Government monopoly, private enterprise has no opportunity and no incentive to put its competitive genius to work to...

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