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Israel to Have Atomic Reactor This Year; Cooperates with France, Britain

Israel’s first atomic reactor will be completed by the end of this year, the evening press reported today. The report said the reactor, which will be a small one, will serve for study of the uses of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.

The Israel Atomic Energy Commission, it was stated, has already circulated a letter to scientific institutes in Israel asking them to indicate fields in which the reactor might serve them.

Israel also was reported to be widening her cooperation with foreign countries in nuclear research. In addition to France, with which Israel has had such ties for several years. Israel is now cooperating with Britain and the Scandinavian countries, it was reported.