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Belgrade Lab Sets New Course After Top-Secret Uranium Grab

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Science  30 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5586, pp. 1456
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5586.1456a

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- Last week's cloak-and-dagger operation to remove weapons-grade uranium from a physics institute in Yugoslavia has allowed nuclear nonproliferation experts to breathe a little easier. But it has complicated life for the Vina Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade, which is scrambling to find work for its scientists and to lend a hand in the country's revitalization.