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DOE Drops Plan to Restart Reactor

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Science  01 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5497, pp. 1666-1667
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5497.1666b

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has abandoned the idea of restarting a controversial nuclear reactor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. Some biomedical researchers are applauding the decision to pull the plug on the Fast Flux Test Facility, which they feared would drain scarce resources from other DOE research programs.