Atomic Energy Act of 1946

Atomic Energy Act of 1946

Edited by 

List price: US$64.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (McMahon Act) determined how the United States federal government would control and manage the nuclear technology it had jointly developed with its wartime allies (Britain and Canada). Most significantly it ruled that nuclear weapon development and nuclear power management would be under civilian, rather than military, control, and established the United States Atomic Energy Commission for this purpose. It was sponsored by Senator Brien McMahon, a Democrat from Connecticut who chaired the United States Senate Special Committee on Atomic Energy whose hearings in late 1945 and early 1946 led to the fine-tuning and passing of the Act.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134962260
  • 9786134962261