AUTHORBuck, Alice L.
TITLEA History of the Atomic Energy Commission
PUBLISHERU.S. Department of Energy
CITYWashington, D.C.
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This short report chronicles the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) from its founding in 1946 until 1974, when its responsibilities were assumed by the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The AEC took over the Manhattan Engineering District from the United States Army and was in charge of research and technical aspects of nuclear energy. The article covers important events concerning nuclear energy in the AEC and in the world, such as the first Soviet nuclear explosion and the 1954 Atomic Energy Act. Seven appendixes include a list of important personnel, a chronology, a list of laboratories and production facilities, organization charts and maps, data concerning nuclear stockpiles and detonations, financial information, and a bibliography.

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