Science: Save Those Pine Seeds!

The visiting scientists made their reports in the dry, deadpan language of the laboratory. They seemed to be recording just one more set of facts and figures on the biological effects of atomic radiation. But buried beneath the data presented by Emory University's representatives at Colorado State University's conference on the ecological effects of radiation was a dreadful glimpse of the post-World War III world.

The Emory scientists took their measure of the future at Dawsonville, Ga., some 50 miles north of Atlanta, where the Lockheed Aircraft Corp. built a medium-sized (10,000 kw.) unshielded nuclear reactor for Air Force research on atom-powered...

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