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Fortnightly Magazine - August 1997

(em CHEMICAL WEEK, 1974.

• "[F]ailure to exploit nuclear power to the fullest may result in electric power shortages in the decades immediately ahead." (em Dept. Of Commerce Energy Advisory Panel, chaired by Malcolm Pruitt, v.p., Dow Chemical, 1974.

Glass Industry:

• "The feeling is that we have to get out of natural gas. Electric power will be our future energy." (em Corning Glass executive quoted in the WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1975.

• "All electric melting looks better all the time." (em GLASS WORLD, 1974.

Automotive Industry:

• "Nuclear generation of electricity must continue to expand." (em A National Strategy, committee for Economic Development, whose trustees include executives of Ford, GM, and Chrysler, 1977.

• Henry Ford II said his company postponed plans to enlarge several of its Ohio plants because electric utilities there were having trouble getting new power plants approved and could not guarantee supply. "If ecologists are going to block these kinds of programs, then they will have to take responsibility," 1973.

Steel Industry:

• "[T]his statement will indicate the sincerity of the steel industry in cooperating with the Federal Energy Administration in the development of its blueprint for achieving energy independence through the use of nuclear power in the 1980s." (em George A. Stinson, chair, National Steel Corp., 1974.

• "We believe nuclear energy, like coal, is a great resource for the future." (em IRON AND STEEL MAKER, 1977.


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