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Atomic Energy Act of 1954 [As Amended through P.L. 105-394, November 13, 1998]: An Act for the Development and Control of Atomic Energy

The Atomic Energy Act (AEA) established the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to promote the "utilization of atomic energy for peaceful purposes to the maximum extent consistent with the common defense and security and with the health and safety of the public." Since the abolition of the AEC, much of the AEA has been carried out by the Nuclear Regulatory Commissiouclean and the U.S. Department of Energy. When EPA was formed, however, the AEC's authority to issue generally applicable environmental radiation standards was transferred to EPA. Other federal and state organizations must follow these standards when developing requirements for their areas of radiation protection.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-08-02 19:35:30
Description The Atomic Energy Act (AEA) established the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to promote the "utilization of atomic energy for peaceful purposes to the maximum extent consistent with the common defense and security and with the health and safety of the public." Since the abolition of the AEC, much of the AEA has been carried out by the Nuclear Regulatory Commissiouclean and the U.S. Department of Energy. When EPA was formed, however, the AEC's authority to issue generally applicable environmental radiation standards was transferred to EPA. Other federal and state organizations must follow these standards when developing requirements for their areas of radiation protection.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Atomic energy, Energy production, Environmental radiation, Laws and regulations
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-08-02 19:24:00
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Date Last Modified 2010-08-02 19:35:30
Creator United States. Congress
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-08-02 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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