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Nuclear Gamble--Aeroplane Assertion--Early Forensics

APRIL 1956

URANIUM SPREAD--"The U.S. will release 88,000 pounds of fissionable uranium 235 for research and development and for fueling nuclear power reactors, President Eisenhower announced last month. Half of the uranium will be sold or leased to approved groups in the U.S.; the rest will be available to foreign nations. The U.S.S.R. and its satellites are excluded from the plan; so are Britain and Canada, which already make nuclear fuel. The 88,000 pounds of U-235 represent enough fuel to generate four million kilowatts of electric power, or the combined explosive charge of some 3,000 atomic bombs."

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