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THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. Thursday, Aran, 7. ipsa Four Groups Seek AEC Aid On Nuclear Power Plants By the Associated Press ! Four proposals for nuclear-flred electricity generating plants have been put before the Atomic En ergy Commission under its con templated power demonstration reactor program. This program, announced last January, permits AEC to per form some services without charge and absorb some costs. The purpose is to encourage de velopment of atomic power tech nology. AEC Chairman Lewis L. Strauss, announcing the four proposals the AEC has received under this program, said today | their estimated total cost is about $l5O million, of which 80 to 90 per cent would be borne by the proposers. In Four States Plants are proposed in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Ne braska. Their total generating capacity would be 455,000 kilo watts. Mr. Strauss said the four I Al,stote tires cost so little at this sensational trode-in offer? 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The AEC budget for; the fiscal year begining July 1 ] carries $75 million for this pro gram. The proposers have raised: questions about insurance. Two ; want the Federal Government i to assume some liability in eventj they cannot get private insur ance at reasonable cost. At present, there is no provision l of law permitting the Govern- \ ment to assume any liability.; | This is a question which may have to go to Congress. Specifications Listed The four proposed plants: I 1. Chicago area, 180,000 kilo- : watts, to be completed in 1960. Proposed by Nuclear Power Group (organized by American Gas & Electric Service Corp., New York; Bechtel Corp., San Francisco: Commonwealth Edi son, Chicago; Pacific Gas & Electric Co., San Francisco, and 1 Union Electric Co.. St. Louis. 2. Western Massachusetts! area, 100,000 kilowatts, to be; completed in late 1957. Proposed by Yankee Atomic Electric Co.,' Boston. (Organized by a group of power companies serving. New; England States.) 3. Detroit area, 100,000 kilo watts, to be completed in late 1958. Proposed by Detroit Edi son Co. and a group of associates including Central Hudson Gas St I Electric Corp., Cincinnati Gas St Electric Corp., Consumers Pow- I ers Co., Delaware Power St Light ; Co.. Long Island Lighting Co., ! Philadelphia Electric Co., Roch -1 ester Gas St Electric Co. and | Toledo Edison Co. 4. Nebraska, 75,000 kilowatts, ito be completed in 1959. Pro posed by Consumers Public Power District of Columbus, Nebr. Earlier Application In addition to these proposals under the demonstration pro gram, the AEC has an applica tion, previously announced, from Consolidated Edison Co., New ; York, for a license to build a commercial nuclear power plant entirely with private capital. Consolidated Edison proposes a plant of 250,000-kilowatts ca pacity and estimates the cost at $55 million. These five plants would have a 1 total capacity of 705.000 kilo : watts and cost about $205 mil ! Hon. Thfs would be around j three-fourths of 1 per cent of • the present electrical generating capacity in the United States. The coal-fired generating plant proposed at West Memphis, Ark., under the AEC's much-devated Dixon-Yates contract would have, by comparison, about 650,- 000 kilowatts installed capacity. Its cost is estimated at about $lO7 million. Eric Sevareid Wins George Polk Award Eric Sevareid, radio and tele vision commentator, today re | ceived the 1954 George Polk j Memorial award for radio and television reporting. The award was made on the basis of Mr. Sevareid’s “respon sible coverage of Washington af fairs” and for his weekly tele cast, “The American Week.” The award, a gold plaque, was to be presented to him formally ata New York luncheon today. The Memorial Awards were es tablished in 1948 in memory of the CBS correspondent slain during the Greek civil war. Tornadic Winds And Rain Lash Southeast U. S. , j By the Allocated Preit Early spring storms pounded areas in the Southeast States today after yesterday’s damag ing wind and rain storms in Texas and other Southern areas. Northern Alabama was pelted by rain and hail with tornadic ; winds in some areas. A tornado | struck Altoona, a town of about 11,000 population north of Bir mingham, causing an estimated $50,000 damage. Torrential rains fell at Birmingham. and other Northern Alabama towns. No serious injuries were re ported. Damage Runs In Millions Tornadoes and severe wind storms which hit across a 5,000- square mile area of North Cen tral Texas yesterday killed one man and injured 27 persons. Crop and property damage was estimated in the millions of, 1 dollars. 1 Several chimneys were blown down and several small build-; ings unroofed in the Fort Lawn ’ (S. C.) area by high winds ac companied by a severe hail storm No one was reported in- j jured. 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