Energy: Carter Speeds Up the Nukes

Moving on three fronts

High costs, long delays and public hostility have brought the construction of nuclear power plants to a near standstill. But the need for other sources of power has been underlined by the coal strike, during which atomic power plants have supplied 14% of the nation's electrical requirements (an increase of more than one-tenth from 1977). That production has allowed the nation to escape severe power rationing. Seizing the opportunity, the Carter Administration made three moves last week to advance the nuclear cause, at least in the long run:

¶ The Administration finally sent to Congress a bill...

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