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Forbes Loses in Fallout From Reactor Fight

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Science  22 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5487, pp. 2021
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5487.2021b

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A New York congressman who sided with environmentalists to kill a nuclear research reactor at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, has been defeated in a stunning primary upset. Representative Michael Forbes lost last week by a narrow margin to Regina Seltzer, the 71-year-old widow of a Brookhaven chemist. The defeat is welcome news to many Brookhaven scientists.