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U.S. policy draws heavy fire

Representing 80 nations, some 5,000 delegates to the eleventh World Energy Conference jammed Munich's giant Olympia Hall last week to listen to calls for action on developing new energy sources. For background reading, the delegates could peruse no fewer than 164 technical papers on subjects ranging from high-voltage energy transmission to windmill turbine technology. On one subject, however, the participants spoke with a single voice: the U.S. is out of step with the rest of the world in the development of nuclear energy.

Delegates from France, Britain and...

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