chapter  2
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The Impact on the Location of Population and Industry

Thus, if and when the atomic pile becomes an economic source of energy, it will be possible to release the powerusing industries from the economic bonds which at present bind them to the coalfields and the sites at which water power can be conveniently used. In order to see what this means, however, it is necessary to consider the extent to which these present locational factors are, in fact, restrictive.