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Hoping to Lay a Radioactive Ghost Ship to Rest, at Last

Science  12 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5639, pp. 1461
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5639.1461

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One of Russia's most daunting decommissioning jobs is the Lepse, a Cold War service vessel for nuclear-powered icebreakers that is stuffed with nuclear waste and spent fuel assemblies. Some of the assemblies are damaged, which makes their removal an unprecedented challenge.