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184. 35. This was discussed in the context of fuel policy in a leader in The Times, 2 December 1957. ' 20 Nuclear Power and the Energy Crisis 36. 66d per KWh. R. D. Vaughan and J. 0. Joss, 'The Current and Future Development of the Magnox Reactor', at the Anglo Spanish Nuclear Power Symposium, Madrid, 1964, issued at the Symposium (paper no. 4) fig. 3. 37. Burn, op. , p. 92. It was Lord Hailsham who held that the public disagreement of ABA and CEGB was unwise and who took 'appropriate' action. 38.

33. The Times, 6 February 1957, remarked that 'atomic energy has the power to evoke fantasies. ' There were forecasts that in twenty years electricity would be laid on to houses like water at a fixed charge however much you used. 34. The classic statement of the prospect was in Sir Christopher Hinton's Axel Ax:son Johnson Lecture, The Future for Nuclear Power (Stockholm: Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, 1957) especially pp. 19-20. The White Paper on the 1955 Programme forecast generating costs from the plants proposed which would be equal to costs from fossil plants.

Several medium-sized plants were ordered by the early 1960s and came into operation between 1964 and 1969. 2. which shows the capacity of large LWR plants operating or on order in countries where the increase was particularly striking. There was a falling off in new orders in 1975 in some West European countries, but not on the American scale. The wide acceptance of the LWR by a majority of utilities in almost all industrial countries for a substantial part of their load was proof that they regarded this type of plant as competitive and safe.

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