United States Atomic Energy CommissionThe United States Atomic Energy Commission, commonly known as the AEC, was an agency of the United States government established after World War II by U.S. Congress to foster and control the peacetime development of atomic science and technology. President Harry S. Truman signed the McMahon/Atomic Energy Act on August 1, 1946, transferring the control of atomic energy from military to civilian hands, effective on January 1, 1947. This shift gave the members of the AEC complete control of the plants, laboratories, equipment, and personnel assembled during the war to produce the atomic bomb.
An increasing number of critics during the 1960s charged that the AEC's regulations were insufficiently rigorous in several important areas, including radiation protection standards, nuclear reactor safety, plant siting, and environmental protection.
By 1974, the AEC's regulatory programs had come under such strong attack that the U.S. Congress decided to abolish the AEC. The AEC was abolished by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, which assigned its functions to two new agencies: the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. On August 4, 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, which created the Department of Energy. The new agency assumed the responsibilities of the Federal Energy Administration (FEA), the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), the Federal Power Commission (FPC), and various other Federal agencies. Provided by Wikipedia
DELETED RECORDS HEIN Atomic Energy Commission. reports, opinions and decisions of the Atomic Energy Commission with selected orders.
Published 1962“...U.S. Atomic Energy Commission,...”
Radioactive contamination of certain areas in the Pacific Ocean from nuclear tests; a summary of the data from the radiological surveys and medical examinations.
Published 1957“...U.S. Atomic Energy Commission....”
Proposed legislation to effect disposal of government-owned communities at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Richland, Wash., and other pertinent documents.
Published 1954“...U.S. Atomic Energy Commission,...”
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