Atomic Power--Who Will Pioneer?

Hanson, Haldore
June 1956
New Republic;6/4/56, Vol. 134 Issue 23, p9
This article focuses on the Congressional fight which has broken out in the U.S. over the lag in American atomic power plants and the prospect that Soviet Union will achieve clear leadership in the world atomic power field by the end of its present 5-year plan in 1960. The fear of Congressional critics is that Great Britain and Soviet Union, by using public funds for prompt tests of a variety of atom power plants, will achieve that leadership. So the critics are urging that the Atomic Energy Commission be ordered to proceed with a "crash," program at taxpayers' expense.


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