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+## Dark Sun
+p561: "Two vast gaseous-diffusion plants came on line, drawing more power than
+the Tennessee Valley Authority and Hoover, Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams
+could have delivered in concert; by 1957, the AEC consumed 6.7 percent o ftotal
+US electrical power. [...] Building the new production complexes required more
+than 11 percent of annual US nickel production, 34 percent of stainless steel,
+33 percent of hydrofluoric acid. From $1.4 billion in 1947, AEC capital
+investment increased to almost $9 billion by 1955, exceeding the capital
+investment of General Motors, Bethlehem and US Steel, Alcoa, DuPont and
+Goodyear combined.""