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Nuclear Energy Can Help Israel Solve Economic Problems, Eshkol Says

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol told the Second International Conference on High Energy Physics and Nuclear structure here yesterday that the exploitation of nuclear energy could help Israel solve its economic problems in key areas.

He cited industry, desalting of seawater and power supplies for Israel’s growing population. The Prime Minister said, in his capacity as chairman of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission, that nuclear power research could become one of the most powerful instruments available in seeking solutions to the problems of poverty and deprivation. More than 200 of the world’s leading physicists are attending the five-day conclave which opened Monday at the Weizmann Institute here.