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Government Documents: Atomic Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commissions

International, Federal, State, and Local, Government Documents at the Morrow Library of Marshall University

About the agency

The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was established in 1946 to maintain civilian control of atomic research and development. While it was originally tasked with developing nuclear technology for weapons and naval propulsion, its mission later changed to oversight of the commercial nuclear power industry. It was abolished in 1974 and replaced by the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which also regulates nuclear waste and radioactive materials.

Internet Resources

AEC reports at TRAIL - Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is digitizing many AEC technical report series.
AEC records at National Archives - The NARA web site usually has a brief description of the functions and organization of defunct boards and commissions.
SciTech Connect - Search for DOE and Atomic Energy Commission publications, many in full text.