• The USA amends its Atomic Energy Act to permit peaceful international nuclear cooperation, leading to
    bilateral agreements with a number of States.
  • The head of the US Atomic Energy Commission is quoted as saying nuclear electricity would become
    “too cheap to meter”.
  • In the USSR, the world’s first nuclear power plant is commissioned at Obninsk in June.
  • In the USA, the Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine, begins operation in December.
   
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