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DEVELOPMENT, GROWTH, AND STATE OF THE ATOMIC ENERGY INDUSTRY

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY (ONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS
. FIRST SESSION
- ON . .

DEVELOPMENT, GROWTH, AND STATE OF THE,
ATOMIC ENERGY INDUSTRY -

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JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY

CARL T. DURHAM, North Carolina, Chairman
CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico, Vice Chairman

CHET HOLIFIELD, California RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia
MELVIN PRICE, Illinois JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island
PAUL J. KILDAY, Texas ALBERT GORE, Tennessee.
JOHN J. DEMPSEY, New Mexico HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington
STERLING COLE, New York BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa
JAMES E. WAN ZANDT, Pennsylvania WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND, California
JAMES T. PATTERSON, Connecticut JOHN W. BRICKER, Ohio
THOMAS A. J.ENKINS, Ohio HENRY C. DWORSHAK, Idaho

JAMES T. RAMEY, Eazecutive Director
GEORGE E. BROWN, Jr., Professional Staff Member

(Part 2 contains further testimony of the Atomic Energy Commission and

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TESTIMONY OF ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION WITNESSES

Davis, W. Kenneth, Director, Division of Reactor Development---------
Fields, K. E., General Manager
Libby, Dr. Willard F., member--------------------------------------
Mitchell, William, General Counsel, statement submitted with respect to

foreign patents--------------------------------------------------

Murray, Thomas E., member---------------------------------------

Price, Harold L., Director, Division of Civilian Application ------------

Strauss, Lewis L., Chairman, accompanied by members of the staff

Vance, Harold S., member------------------------------------------

Detaileño on major areas of interest:

6, 295
6, 295

TESTIMONY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER witnessES

Graves, Eben, chairman, atomic energy committee, New York Patent Law

Association----------------------------------------------------

Kenyon, Theodore S., of New York City------------------------------

Kimball, Dan A., president of Aerojet-General Corp-------------------

Lindseth, Elmer L., vice chairman, committee on atomic power, Edison

Electric Institute.------------------------------------------------

Morris, Samuel B., chairman, atomic energy committee, American Public

Power Association (presented by James L. Grahl, assistant general

manager)-------------------------------------------------------

Parsegian, W. Lawrence, chairman of engineering facilities and professor of
nuclear engineering of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.----------------
Shapiro, Zalman M., Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation-----
Starr, Dr. Chauncey, general manager of Atomic International Division,
and vice president of North American Aviation, Inc.------------------
Weller, Gordon A., executive vice president, Uranium Institute of America-

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American Farm Bureau Federation----------------------------------- 392

American Gas & Electric Service Corp--------------------------------- : 90

American Public Power Association.-------------------------------- 285,292

Atomic Law Institute, The------------------------------------------ 398

Commonwealth Edison Co------------------------------------------ 406

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.---------------------- 388

Consumers Public Power District------------------------------------ 414

Dow Chemical Co., The-------------------------------------------- 396

Edison Electric Institute, technical appraisal task force on nuclear power-- 387

Ford Instrument Co. (division of Sperry-Rand Corp.)------------------ 255

Foster Wheeler Corp----------------------------------------------- 392

General Electric Co------------------------------------------------ 409

General Public Utilities Corp-- 3.95

Koppers Co., Inc.-------------------------------------------- -- 396

Metals and Controls Corp----- -e------------------------------------- 394

Middle South Utilities, Inc.------------------------------------------ 405

Pioneer Service & Engineering Co------------------------------------------ 397

Power Reactor Development Co------------------------------------- 398

Spencer Chemical Co----------------------------------------------- 404

Wilson and Earl------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 414

Wolverine Electric Cooperative-------------------------------------- 393

Yankee Atomic Electric Co----------------------------------------- 411

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FURNISHED FOR THE

- RECORD

AEC action on power demonstration reactor proposals (table).----------- 258

Anderson, Roland A., correspondence with Theodore S. Kenyon, relative

to statement on bilateral agreements------------------------------- 238

Britain's atomic power program (Whaley-Eaton service letter)----------- 346

Comparison of MTR fuel element costs from Government and private

facilities-------------------------------------------------------- 297

Correspondence between the Joint Committee and AEC regarding study
of damage which could be caused by a runaway reactor--------------- 310
Edison Electric Institute committee on atomic power, members of ------ 263
Excerpts from a forum opinion poll on problems facing atomic industry
(Atomic Industrial Forum memo, February 1957) ------------------ 386
Fabrication of Argonne experimental boiling water reactor fuel elements_- 297
Fields, K. E., General Manager, AEC, letter to Congressman Durham,
Chairman, JCAE, regarding personnel needed for inspection activities-- 320

H. R. 5010, a bill to amend section 161 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954- 284
Holyoke, Mass., city of, correspondence and pertinent information regard-

ing Holyoke proposal-------------------------------------------- 257

Is There an Atomic Curtain? A debate by W. L. Parsegian and Lewis L.

Strauss--------------------------------------------------------- 185

Letter to representatives of industry, cooperatives, and labor, extending
invitation to appear at hearing------------------------------------ 3

McKee, Paul B., Pacific Power & Light Co., statement relative to future

atomic powerplant----------------------------------------------- 29

Mitchell, William, General Counsel, AEC, letter to Congressman Durham,
Chairman, AEC, regarding applications filed by private industry in

1956----------------------------------------------------------- 305
Nuclear powerplants—investor-owned electric utilities participation, Feb-

ruary 21, 1957-------------------------------------------------- 264
Press release by Joint Committee, January 22, 1957, extending general in-

vitation to appear at hearings------------------------------------- 4

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