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U.N. Faces Tough Sell on Chornobyl Research

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Science  25 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5594, pp. 725
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5594.725a

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MOSCOW-- The United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is mounting a last-ditch effort to reinvigorate flagging interest in the long-term health consequences of the Chornobyl disaster. Prospects for the new initiative are unclear, however. OCHA itself has no money to launch new research projects, and expert opinion is split on the initiative's scientific potential.

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