The Past and Future of University Research Reactors

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  22 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5563, pp. 2217-2218
DOI: 10.1126/science.1070936

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Research nuclear reactors at U.S. universities continue to contribute materially to research of value to the nation. Despite a number of high-level studies sponsored by the federal government that expressed deep concern, their number has shrunk to less than one-half that of 30 years ago. What is now being done and what will be required to stem these losses are discussed in this Policy Forum.