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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CIVIL FUNCTIONS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, CERTAIN AGENCIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, THE ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY, AND ÇERTAIN STUDY COMMISSIONS, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1962, AND FOR OTHER
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION
Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1981
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana, Chairman CARL HAYDEN, Arizona
HENRY DWORSHAK, Idaho RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia
MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas
KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota A. WILLIS ROBERTSON, Virginia
MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine LISTER HILL, Alabama
ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska
KENNETH J. BOUSQUET, Clerk to Subcommittee
ARMY CIVIL FUNCTIONS
Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE ROBERT S. KERR, Oklahoma
FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota PAT MCNAMARA, Michigan
KENNETH J. BOUSQUET, Clerk
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION–TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
LISTER HILL, Alabama, Chairman ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana
HENRY DWORSHAK, Idaho CARL HAYDEN, Arizona
KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia
MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine JOHN STENNIS, Mississippi ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee
Also on atomic energy items : JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island
BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa ALBERT GORE, Tennessee
EARL COOPER, Clerk
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION AND INTERIOR POWER MARKETING
CARL HAYDEN, Arizona, Chairman ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana
KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota
HENRY DWORSHAK, Idaho
PAOL R. EATON, Clerk
PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1962
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1961
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:10 a.m., in room 6–39, U.S. Capitol Building, Hon. Lister Hill (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding,
Present: Senators Hill, Ellender, Hayden, Stennis, Kefauver, and Dworshak. Also present: Senators Pastore and Hickenlooper.
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION STATEMENT OF DR. GLENN T. SEABORG, CHAIRMAN OF THE U.S.
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION; ACCOMPANIED BY JOHN S. GRAHAM, COMMISSIONER; DR. ROBERT E. WILSON, COMMISSIONER; LOREN K. OLSON, COMMISSIONER; DR. LELAND J. HAWORTH, COMMISSIONER; A. R. LUEDECKE, GENERAL MANAGER; NEIL D. NAIDEN, GENERAL COUNSEL; DON S. BURROWS, CONTROLLER; GEORGE F. QUINN, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR PLANS AND PRODUCTION; BRIG. GEN. A. W. BETTS, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF MILITARY APPLICATION; R. L FAULKNER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF RAW MATERIALS; DR FRANK K. PITTMAN, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF REACTOR DEVELOPMENT; DR. PAUL W. MCDANIEL, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF RESEARCH; DR. CHARLES L. DUNHAM, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE; E. EUGENE FOWLER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF ISOTOPES DEVELOPMENT; A. A. WELLS, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS; F. J. MCCARTHY, JR., ASSISTANT CONTROLLER FOR BUDGETS, OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER; AND V. CORSO, DEPUTY ASSISTANT CONTROLLER FOR BUDGETS, OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER
OPENING STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN
Senator HILL. The committee will kindly come to order.
Mr. Chairman, we are very happy to have you here with us, and we welcome you.
You are sure, since this is a closed session, everybody in here has been checked and you know who they are. Dr. SEABORG. They all seem to be legitimate.
Senator HILL. We are all satisfied with everybody in the room then.
I may say, Mr. Chairman, it has been the practice of this committee since it has been handling these appropriations for the Atomic Energy Commission to have this hearing in closed session. Your testimony is going to be taken down, but if at any time Senator Pastore and I wish to ask you some questions and you don't think it ought to be taken down, you say so.
In addition, before this testimony is released or published for the public you will have an opportunity to go over it yourself and see that there is nothing in there that ought not be in there. You see what I mean.
Mr. SEABORG. Yes.
Senator HILL. We will place in record at this time the summary statements from the budget documents and any additional information that might be helpful to the committee.
(The information referred to follows:)
The net reduction in the estimate for "Operating expenses" results from reductions in the procurement of uranium concentrates and in the production of special nuclear materials and nuclear weapons and from termination of the aircraft nuclear propulsion program, offset in part by increases for the acceleration of the development of reactors for naval ships, earth satellite power sources, and nuclear rocket propulsion (Project Rover), and for an expansion of research in the physical and life sciences and research and development in the fields of high temperature materials and high performance reactors.
The increase in the estimate for “Plant acquisition and construction" results from requests for funds for the Stanford linear electron accelerator, for the conversion of the new production reactor at Hanford to the generation of byproduct electric power, for Project Rover test facilities, for an experimental reactor for possible future use as a merchant ship nuclear powerplant, for an expansion in the scope of the experimental gas-cooled civilian power reactor at Oak Ridge, and for an atomic power reactor at Byrd Station in the Antarctic.