Nuclear power was largely on hold for the past three decades, owing to troubles that began in the 1950s, when federal policy attempted to ensure both U.S. technical superiority and economic competitiveness. The federal scramble bypassed the development of economical nuclear power, which required time to mature and become a routine industrial process.

William R. Beaver is a professor of social science at Robert Morris University.
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