National Affairs: What the AEC Said

THE OPPENHEIMER CASE

SAID the AEC majority: "The Atomic Energy Act of 1946 lays upon the commissioners the duty to reach a determination as to 'the character, associations and loyalty' of the individuals engaged in the work of the commission. Thus, disloyalty would be one basis for disqualification, but it is only one. Substantial defects of character and imprudent and dangerous associations . . . are also reasons for disqualification . . . Prior to these proceedings, the derogatory information in Government files concerning Dr. Oppenheimer had never been weighed by any board on the basis of sworn testimony

"We find Dr....

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