Confirmation of Atomic Energy Commission and General Manager: Hearings Before the Senate Section of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Eightieth Congress, First Session, on Confirmation of the Atomic Energy Commission and the General Manager. January 27, 28, 30, 31, February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, March 3 and 4, 1947

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947 - 951 pages
Reviews previous career of David Lilienthal as TVA chairman. Also discusses priority to be accorded civil vis-a-vis military atomic energy projects. Includes discussion on transfer of Manhattan Project personnel, functions, and facilities to AEC.

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Page 442 - None the less, just as it is wrong to withdraw from the individual and commit to the community at large what private enterprise and industry can accomplish, so, too, it is an injustice, a grave evil and a disturbance of right order for a larger and higher organization to arrogate to itself functions which can be performed efficiently by smaller and lower bodies.
Page 84 - In the appointment of officials and the selection of employees for said Corporation, and in the promotion of any such employees or officials, no political test or qualification shall be permitted or given consideration, but. all such appointments and promotions shall be given and made on the basis of merit and efficiency.
Page 84 - Any member of said board who is found by the President of the United States to be guilty of a violation of this section shall be removed from office by the President of the United States...
Page 578 - The joint committee shall make continuing studies of the activities of the Atomic Energy Commission and of problems relating to the development, use, and control of atomic energy.
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Page 579 - Until effective and enforceable international safeguards against the use of atomic energy for destructive purposes have been established by an.
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