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Q: Nuclear Power Magazine Ad ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Nuclear Power Magazine Ad
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: dpb-ga
List Price: $25.25
Posted: 17 Aug 2003 17:57 PDT
Expires: 16 Sep 2003 17:57 PDT
Question ID: 245789
I am trying to find which magazine (title, month, year) a certain
nuclear power ad was in. Extra bonus if you can show my exactly where
I can buy the ad.

This was an ad promoting nuclear energy as a clean safe fuel because
it did not produce carbon dioxide. I think it had a picture of a lump
of coal in the ad along with maybe an atom symbol.

It also said something like "coal is dirty, nuclear power is clean". I
think the ad was printed sometime in the late 1960’s to early 70’s.

Thank you very much for your time!

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 17 Aug 2003 18:34 PDT
Here's some useful info:

Dr. Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb, was on the board of
the Atomic Energy commission, whose "Atoms for Peace" program promoted
nuclear power. Teller decided the Venus greenhouse discovery would
make an excellent argument promoting nuclear power, and an ad campaign
was conceived to promote nuclear power over fossil fuel. You may
recall ads in major magazines in the '60s-'70s showing a lump of coal
and saying "nuclear - the clean fuel - no CO2.",1413,135~27922~1556733,00.html

I have found one "Atoms for Peace" ad for sale, but I don't know
whether it will meet your needs, since it does not have the lump of

Clarification of Question by dpb-ga on 26 Aug 2003 22:08 PDT
Thank you for your attention pinkfreud! I am sorry it took me so long
to respond, but the SoBig virus has my email servers in turmoil and I
must have deleted the email from google.

Anyhow, I talked to my client and actually that article you link to is
something that he wrote. The ad you have linked is unfortunatly not
the ad he is looking for.

I have raised the amount offered for finding this answer and I thank
you again for your time.

David Brown
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Nuclear Power Magazine Ad
From: journalist-ga on 09 Sep 2003 10:02 PDT
The vintage ad you seek is not here but there are some coal images
(coal in hand):

See here, too, for more vintage atomic ads:

Best regards,


vintage atomic nuclear advertising "lump of coal"

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