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Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (McMahon Act, P.L. 585)

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Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (McMahon Act, P.L. 585)

This act established the Atomic Energy Commission, a civilian-run government agency that was solely responsible for nuclear research and development. It was signed on August 1, 1946 and went into effect on January 1, 1947.