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Atomic Power in Sweden

Nature volume 159, page 703 (24 May 1947) | Download Citation



THE Swedish Atomic Committee, which consists of ten leading men of science and technicians, has submitted a proposal to the Swedish Government, recommending the formation as soon as possible of a joint-stock company, AB Atomenergi, with a capital of about £241,000, of which about two thirds would be contributed by the State and the remainder by Swedish industry. The first task of the company would be to design and build an experimental plant for the liberation of atomic energy, and later on a plant for the production of atomic power on an industrial scale would be erected. The Committee also suggests that, in addition to 2,000,000 kronor already proposed in the current State budget, another o2,000,000 kronor should be appropriated for research work to be performed under the supervision of a new body, the Atomic Research Council. It is reported that the company will aise uranium from shale deposits in the central Swedish* provinces of Närke and Västergötland.

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