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Science Office Grows, Nonproliferation Stalls

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Science  09 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5545, pp. 1259-1261
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5545.1259a

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The new science budget for the U.S. Department of Energy isn't flat, as the Bush Administration had requested. But Congress has spent much of the 2.5% increase it awarded the department on pet projects, and it squeezed programs in Russia that protect nuclear stockpiles and employ former weapons scientists.