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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 6, June 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript that extend eastward toward the Altai Mountains. For at least two-thirds of her uranium supply Russia will long have to depend upon East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Rumania. The wisdom of reiving mainly on enslaved and dissatisfied areas of Eastern K.urope for the raw materials of Soviet atomic weapons is certainly doubted by Russian leaders, but they have found no alternative. And even these deposits in the satellites are substantially inferior to any that arc being mined in the West. Thc famous Joachimstahl pitchblende deposits in Northern Czechoslovakia have been heavily depleted, eis evidenced hy the number of quarries which have been abandoned over the past seven years according to Iron Curtain escapees- to Western Europe. Across the lnnalea- in East Germany, the best uranium-bearing deposits (bismuth, nickel ami coball ores) have been exhausted. Soviet tech nicians are' reported to he digging desperately belovi the 2,000 fool level. I In' richest deposits in the whole So- viel Empire are apparently some' recently discovered in Bulgaria s Keizeiu- lyk area. hul they eire only limited lenses. Thc copper-leail-uranium mines have been intensively exploited during the leisl -i\ y'ens ami will probably soon be exhausted. In ihe closing months "I 195(1 there weis ei suiBle-n sharp upward revision of long-term planning behind the Iron Curtain. Primary attention was shifted to mineral activity, especially uranium and petroleum production. Seite-lliie- officials called on the people frantically lo "turn the earth upside down" in their search fen- minerals. Abandoned silver-lead-copper mines in Rumania's Western Transylvania were reopened for the purpose of picking up some uranium crumbs. We learn from the Communist press ilieit te'ains of satellite' geologists ami geophysicists eire —Sovfoto Scientists of the Dokuchayev Agricultural Institute in Kharkov, using the tracer-atom method, have, according to Soviet claim, established the speed with which the leaves of plants absorb fertilizers. Periodic table of elements in background is universally.used scheme developed originally by Russian scientist of Czarist Age, D. I. Mendeleev. indefatigably seeking new uranium deposits throughout the captive area. Traces men he found in Poland and Albania, hut hopes of strikes in Hungary seem to he unfounded. Meanwhile flotation plants ami installations for primary eeiui cnlreilion hetve been huilt in the satellites and Soviel technicians and police have been pouring in to man them and guard them. But the high- priority construction of these ore-processing stations resulted in bottleneck number two: a persisting shortage of electric power. Enormous quantities of electricity are needed lee convert uranium ore into fissionable material. Complex diffusion plants take lhe higgesl bite. Annual con- siunpiieeii in one of these plants is measured in billions of kilowatt-hours. Even if coal were abundant thermoelectric power would he ruinously expensive. Only cheap hydroelectric energy can do lhe job. On Vugusl 21. 1950. lln. Soviel Council of Ministers decided to start building a big hydroelectric station at Kuibyshev. Subsequently several other power pleinls. mining areas, irrigation and afforestation projects were either blueprinted or pul into operation. All we're later integrated into "Stalin's plan for ihe transformation of nature." But it turned out thai the allegedly peaceful irrigation ami afforestation projects wen' mere sugar coating lhal gradually melted, revealing the reed goal of the program: to create enough hydroelectric power lo cany oul the Soviel thermonuclear project. Tin' mosl importanl homh construction site right now is Moscow. The Mos- covs center's power comes from a remote, source and so does lhe uranium lo he processed wilh ii. Electric energy will he supplied bv two great hydroelectric plants under construction al Kuibyshev einel Stalingrad, 515 and 62(1 miles respectively from lhe capital. Transmission of electric power over such great distances is uneconomical hut the sacrifice is deemed necessary for the heemli projeel. High tension lines will carry tin- juice al 100,000 volts. Since neither plant will he ready before 1956. probably no Moscow hydrogen homh assembly line can be put into operation earlier. Bv 1957 energy supplied to tbe Moscow center will attain an estimated maximum total of 5.5 to 6 billion kilowatt-hours of the 11 billion generated al those distant cities. Wink heis been started on a chain of hyproelectric power plants on lhe I rtysh River to supply a diffusion planl near Novosibirsk wilh several billion kilowatt-hours annually, hut not before 195,';.59. The' main plants arc lo lie al Ust-Kamenogorsk, Ust-Bukhtarrae ami Ust-Charyshskaya, all relatively close. \ third atomic center is slowly going up in lhe vicinity of lhe Urals area where two big hydroelectric plants are Page 34 FACTS FORUM NEWS, June, His,:,
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