Science: Atomic Energy

Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis L. Strauss held a press conference last week (his first since taking office 14 months ago) and laid down some bits of scientific news:

¶ AEC will supply nuclear fuel elements (presumably uranium enriched with fissionable 11-235) to Atomic Energy, of Canada, Ltd. After use in Canada's new heavy-water reactor, AEC will purify the fuel elements chemically and will buy some of the products (presumably plutonium) extracted from them.

¶ The U.S. will continue (despite objections) to test nuclear weapons in the Pacific, but no tests are scheduled at...

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