The regulatory actions taken by federal, state and local governments will exert a great impact on the present and future development of the civilian atomic energy program. All are aware of the tremendous potential that atomic energy holds for mankind. All are equally aware, on the negative side, of the potential radiation hazards associated with the use of radiation and radioactive materials. These hazards must be controlled so that the full realization of atomic energy benefits may be enjoyed.
Paul C. Aebersold et al., Regulatory Responsibility in the Atomic Energy Program, 7 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 65 (1958)