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Atomic Energy Commission

a former federal agency (1946–75) created to regulate the development of the U.S. atomic energy program: functions transferred to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Abbreviation: AEC. Unabridged
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  • If you find a few hundred tons of it, you can sell it to the Atomic Energy Commission.

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  • In 1952 the Atomic Energy Commission let a contract to clean up the site.

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British Dictionary definitions for Atomic Energy Commission

Atomic Energy Commission

(in the US) a federal board established in 1946 to administer and develop domestic atomic energy programmes AEC
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Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

An agency of the United States government from 1946 to 1974 that was charged with controlling and developing the use of atomic energy for civilian and military purposes. In 1974, the AEC was abolished, and its duties were divided between two new agencies: the Energy Research and Development Administration (now a part of the Department of Energy) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

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