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Eisenhower-era “Atoms for Peace” Film

This 17-minute film entitled Atoms for Peace extols the virtues of nuclear power and the need for America to lead the way in spreading the use of nuclear energy. Makes the case for peaceful applications of “nuclear science” (atomic energy) in industry, medicine and botany. Produced with the cooperation of Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc. Paramount News, U.S. Information Agency and U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Somehow the “safe” use of nuclear power demonstrated doesn’t look so safe in hindsight…

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