ATOMIC ENERGY: The Nuclear Revolution

"The foreign market for power reactors may represent a $30 billion market." This was but one of the glowing promises held out by Congress' Joint Committee on Atomic Energy this week, in the first complete official survey on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. Even though the report was hedged with plenty of ifs, it still put the U.S.-and perhaps the rest of the world-at the brink of a startling revolution in electric power, agriculture and industrial production.

Biggest handicap to progress in the peaceful uses of atomic energy, said the report, is Government-imposed secrecy. It recommended that the Atomic...

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