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Iraq Embarks on Demolition of Saddam-Era Nuclear Labs

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Science  11 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5886, pp. 188
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5886.188

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At a ceremony in Baghdad on 7 July, Iraqi officials launched an effort to dismantle the Al-Tuwaitha Nuclear Center, a sprawling facility where physicists in the 1970s and 1980s tried in vain to build an atomic bomb for Saddam Hussein.