Quotes of the Day for 2 December 2002 – Nuclear Power
On a squash court under Stagg Field at the University of Chicago, in the middle of a strange pile of black blocks, the very first controlled nuclear chain reaction took place on this day in 1942. Exactly fifteen years later, the first nuclear power plant went online in Pennsylvania. To mark the changes in our world since then, here are some quotes on Nuclear Power.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
- Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955
A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
- Dixie Lee Ray
As nuclear and other technological achievements continue to mount, the normal life span will continue to climb. The hourly productivity of the worker will increase.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890 - 1969
It did not take atomic weapons to make man want peace, a peace that would last. But the atomic bomb was the turn of the screw. It has made the prospect of future war unendurable.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904 - 1967
The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
- Omar Nelson Bradley
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