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Keeping a Wary Eye on Chornobyl's Unsettled Remains

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Science  08 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5399, pp. 162
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5399.162

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CHORNOBYL, UKRAINE-- How big is the threat posed by the tons of uranium fuel scattered through the damaged reactor building of the infamous Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant? New data presented at a recent conference suggest the odds of a second explosion are small. But researchers are continuing to monitor the situation: Western experts recently installed new devices for watching the scary chemistry.