Department of State Atomic Energy Files

Memorandum by a Subcommittee of the Combined Policy Committee to the Committee

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Pursuant to the action taken at the April 15, 1946 meeting of the Combined Policy Committee, the undersigned Sub-Committee which was appointed to work out a proposal on the allocation of raw materials has considered the matter and agreed as follows:

All raw materials received by the United States as of March 31, 1946 and subject to allocation by the Combined Policy Committee, and those materials captured in Europe, shall be regarded as allocated to the United States.
For the remainder of the current year, April 1, 1946 to December 31, 1946 the Combined Policy Committee shall allocate 1,350 tons [Page 1247] of contained U3O8 to the United Kingdom and 1,350 tons to the United States. The supplies to be allocated to either nation during the remainder of 1946 shall not exceed these amounts. This allocation is to be made without prejudice to establishing a different basis of allocation for subsequent years.
In addition, the United States will transfer to the United Kingdom under suitable arrangement 50 tons of Mallinckrodt oxide and 15 tons of uranium metal.

  • Roger Makins
  • J. Chadwick
  • Vannevar Bush
  • Dean Acheson
  • Leslie R. Groves