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kilowatts into the grid of the Pittsburgh
area, and which represents a large investment of private capital.
This is the firsl of whal we hope will
he al least "iir reactor a year for the
next several years in the endeavor lo gel
the cost of electricity so generated down
to a competitive basis with power from
lhe conventional fuels. Of course, there
are places on lhe world map where.
even today, such power as we can now
produce would compete with ewergv
from lhe burning of coal and oil.
Yon know of course about the Nautilus, and as soon as her defective piping
i- replaced -nothing lhat has to do with
her nuclear insides she will he ready
to join the fleet. The packaged power
reactor which we are developing for the
Armv should he a reality by 1958.
All in all. we are in the power development field with vigor.
THE NEW LAW
Item •"> would he the new legislation.
The effect of the new law i> one of greal
relaxation from the monopolistic pro-
\ isions of the old statute. American
ingenuity, through American business,
can now enter the forbidden portals of
atomic energy and. with the proper safeguards, develop it not only for lhe public
benefit hut for profit. \\ e u ill he on
our way hack to the American patent
Details of licensing and pricing have
been under study and. as they are approved hy the commission, will lie announced—as was done in part yesterday.
\ not her effect of lhe new law has
been to facilitate atomic co-operation
with our military allies on a realistic
basis. W c had already arranged in tbe
autumn of 195-) to exchange information with them about the effects of
alomie weapons so that they might belter protect themselves in ihe event of
attack. Now. under lhe new law. we
will be able to give them certain othet
information as specified in the act.
which will intensify our value to them
as allies and their- to us in lhe evenl
Item I would be the results "f always
interesting and sometimes spectacular
progress in the use of radiation in the
art- and sciences in medicine, biology.
agriculture, chemistry and metallurgy,
to name but a few. These advances
would require a list much too long even
to catalogue. The semi-annual reports
of ihe commission a new one i- due to
go to the printers -hortlv now arc
specific and detailed on these Unclassified points.
SECURITY OF INFORMATION
Item 5. We have greal I \ expanded
the area- of free information. Less and
less one bears tbe commission criticized
for its policies on security of information.
W e have published or released lor
publication a veritable flood of technics
information. Vet at the same time thfl
we have relaxed security in areas when'
it is no longer justified bv the natun
of the material. I am convinced we havj
maintained and even intensified our sua
veillance over the security of data whin1-
under no circumstances, should ever 1"'
permitted to fall into enemy hands.
It used to be fashionable to scoff I
our information security procedure-.
believe lhat climate has material'.1
changed. Hut. of course, you are W
court of lasl resort.
Item 6. The most hopeful asset on t'1'
balance sheet is lhe President's propOS*
of atoms for peace. I worked on il""
with tbe Presidenl and his staff f°r
months before be was ready to announ^
il as be did in bis great speech I" $
General Vssembly of the United Nation
in December of last year.
And we have worked on it during 8
vicissitudes of Soviel delays and doiiH1"
talk. As a start, we have allocated to ',,(
plan one hundred kilograms of fissio'1
able material, not of weapons vi;"!'.
and lhe United Kingdom has allocate
a nol her twenty kilograms.
I nder other provisions of the flfl
Atomic Energy Act. this material nw
be used, following bilateral agrecmefl11
between the United States and ol'1''
countries, to provide the full clcme"
lor research reactors in those country
Or il mav await the formation "I ' '
international agency, as also envisagj*
in the act and as proposed by ,"'
President in his \ nited Nations -pet'1
BENIGN CONFERENCE TO BEGIN
Ancillary to the President's plan '
the International Scientific Conferee
on lhe benign uses of atomic eneif-'j
which I proposed last \pril. and wl"'
is now definitely scheduled for this SM
mer. The advisory committee to I
Secretary General <>f the United Nati"'1''
comprising representatives of i «'"'*.
nations, w ill meet in New York '"'
Monday to consider the detailed pMi
and agenda for lhe conference. I fl
urally feel very good about ihis.
I find lhat I can extend thi- li"1 I
assets beyond the bounds of time J
propriate in remarks al this luurh*'0'
Put in order lo make the bala"1
-beet analogy complete there oiigl'1, .
be an item of "good will." and I t^j
-uch an item exisls. For I believe tji
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greater extent than we naliz'N ,
world knows thai we are ,l,,
strong mill that, unlike other strong!
lieens iii history, power Ikis nut WJ
rated us that, mi lln- contrar). we m
been humble in the face nl' the resl
linn uf our potential for greal :_'<>»"
fur greal evil.
llii-. gentlemen, i- the reporl in ■"'' i
holders with, shall I say. the >"''
auditor s admonitory conclusion, ''■• 'V
l). !■'... "errors and omissions except*
I ll.tllk \ 'ell.
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