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NRC Panel Enters the Fight Over Tagging Explosives

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Science  24 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5299, pp. 474-475
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5299.474

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In the wake of the Oklahoma City and Atlanta bombings, Congress asked the National Research Council to study whether to implement a nationwide plan for adding chemical “tags” to explosives. But a recent workshop in Washington, D.C., showed just how difficult it will be to settle on a workable plan.