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September 20, 1958


JAMA. 1958;168(3):301. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000030073019

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AEC to Lease or Sell Heavy Water.—  The U. S. Atomic Energy Commission has established a policy to lease or sell heavy water for use in domestic or foreign research, medical or testing reactors. The requestor will have a choice of leasing the material at 4% per annum of the sales price or of purchasing heavy water at the established price of $28 per pound. Heavy water will be leased in quantities of one short ton or more for the initial inventory requirement of the reactor.For domestic research or medical reactors, the term of the lease will be for the period for which the reactor is licensed; for foreign research, medical or testing reactors, the term of lease will be for the period of the estimated useful life of the reactor. Heavy water for domestic testing reactors will be leased for five years, subject to renewal

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