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Political Sails Are Up for Revamping DOE

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Science  13 Dec 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5294, pp. 1831
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5294.1831a


After spending the past 2 years brusquely rejecting demands to eliminate the Department of Energy (DOE), the White House last week signaled its willingness to discuss a radical overhaul of the $16 billion a year agency. The talks, if successful, could mean big changes in DOE's sprawling network of laboratories and in disciplines ranging from high-energy physics to genetics research.