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President Eisenhower signs the bill in an official signing ceremony.

The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. ยง 2011 et seq., is a United States federal law that is, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, "the fundamental U.S. law on both the civilian and the military uses of nuclear materials." [1] It covers the laws for the "development and the regulation of the uses of nuclear materials and facilities in the United States." [1]

It was an amendment to the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 and substantially refined certain aspects of the law, including increased support for the possibility of a civilian nuclear industry.

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  1. ^ a b NRC, "NRC: Our Governing Legislation: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as Amended in NUREG-0980", accessed April 7, 2006

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