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TitleA History of the Atomic Energy Commission
Author(s)Buck, Alice L.
Publication DateJuly 1983
Report NumberDOE/ES-0003/1
Unique IdentifierACC0447
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary Management and Administration, Office of the Executive Secretariat, History Division, Washington, D.C.
SubjectAtomic Energy Commission, atomic science, nuclear reactors, atoms for peace, nuclear power, atomic energy, national laboratories
Related Web PagesPeaceful Uses of the Atom
AbstractAlmost a year after World War II ended, Congress established the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to foster and control the peacetime development of atomic science and technology. The history includes the first Commission, the nuclear arsenal, organizing the National Laboratories, reactor development, atoms for peace, The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, the Five Year Plan, cooperation with industry, international participation, weapon testing and fallout, the limited test ban treaty, civilian power and the proliferation of the peaceful atom in the sixties, private ownership legislation, the Breeder Reactor, licensing and regulation, research, applied technology, nonnuclear research, and reactor safety.
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