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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO CONGRESS - 17 FEBRUARY 1954. INCLUDES PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO CONGRESS REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO ATOMIC ENERGY ACT OF 1946
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
ATOMIC ENERGY
Addressee:
LEBARON
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
CORRESPONDENCE, LETTERS, MEMOS
Document Type Other:
STATEMENT
Publication Date:
1954 Feb 17
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0007
Accession Number:
NV0756976
Originating Research Org.:
RADIATION EXPERIMENTS COMMAND CENTER
OpenNet Entry Date:
1999 Jul 13
Description/Abstract:
IN 1946, WHEN THE ATOMIC ENERGY ACT WAS WRITTEN, THE WORLD WAS ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE ATOMIC ERA. A NEW AND ELEMENTAL SOURCE OF TREMENDOUS ENERGY HAD BEEN UNLOCKED BY THE UNITED STATES THE YEAR BEFORE. TO HARNESS ITS POWER IN PEACEFUL AND PRODUCTIVE SERVICE WAS EVEN THEN OUR HOPE AND OUR GOAL, BUT ITS AWESOME DESTRUCTIVENESS OVERSHADOWED ITS POTENTIAL FOR GOOD. IN THE MINDS OF MOST PEOPLE THIS NEW ENERGY WAS EQUATED WITH THE ATOMIC BOMB, AND THE BOMB SPELLED THE ERASURE OF CITIES AND THE MASS DEATH OF MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN.


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