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DOE Tritium Plan Burns Up Republicans

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Science  24 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5240, pp. 1291
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5240.1291b


House Republicans, backed by the nuclear industry, have harshly criticized the Energy Department's plan to study the feasibility of a research accelerator that could also generate tritium for nuclear weapons. Their preference is a new commercial reactor.