Nuclear Nonproliferation Act

Nuclear Nonproliferation Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1978, that revised previous law governing export of nuclear materials. It established safeguards so nuclear material would not be able to be used as part of a weapons program. It also increased financial aid and technical assistance to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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As a Senate aide, Leventhal organized hearings leading to the 1978 Nuclear Nonproliferation Act.
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