Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 1981: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, Partie 7

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Page 2078 - These ships have steamed a total of more than 40 million miles; yet there has never been an accident involving a reactor nor has there been any release of radioactivity which has had a significant effect on the enviroment.
Page 2052 - LWBR core has operated satisfactorily and bred as predicted, the basic reactor technology will have been established that could make available for power production about fifty percent of the energy potentially available in thorium reserves. The FY 1981 requested funds of S29.0 million will be u»ed to provide technical support for operation of the LWBR core.
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