Atomic Power

3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Series 133 Today, the investor-owned power and light companies are participating in seventeen atomic power plant projects, either in operation, under construction or in various stages of planning. Perhaps no area of scientific research in the electric utility industry captures the imagination as does nuclear energy. Atomic power has youth, glamor and substance. Just ten years ago the United States Congress granted American industry access to atomic fuel for its own use. Today, the investor-owned power and light companies have invested or committed about $1 billion to nuclear projects. In its perpetual quest for more efficient, and therefore more economical operations, the industry has developed a high degree of sophistication in the art of using atomic fuels. In sections of the United States where fossil fuels are costly, utility systems are building atomic power plants which are expected to be economically feasible. Continuous research assures that ultimately it may become an energy resource throughout the country

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