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Tritium Lab to Close After Loss of NIH Funds

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Science  02 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5544, pp. 977-978
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5544.977b

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Long a target of local activists, a government-funded tritium labeling facility here is shutting down next month. Federal officials say the 19-year-old facility has outlived its usefulness, but supporters see it as a victim of political pressure founded on scientific ignorance.