Radiation Hazards

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Concern Over Effects of Radiation on Man

Researeh on Radiation-Free Hydrogen Fusion

Disclosure by British and American atomic energy authorities on Jan. 24 that significant progress had been made toward controlling the power produced in the process of hydrogen fusion kindled hopes for eventual elimination of one of the major hazards of the atomic age. The process of uranium fission, now used to generate atomic power, produces radioactive end-products and raises formidable problems of waste disposal. The fusion process involves no such hazards and it promises to make available virtually unlimited quantities of power at competitive costs.

The United States, Great Britain, and Soviet Russia are pursuing intensive research on the fusion process. However, a generation may pass before it can be developed to the point of ...

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