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The Nation

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, citing concern about terrorist thefts, agreed to push ahead with a rule limiting the use of bomb-grade uranium as fuel in more than two dozen research reactors operated by U.S. universities and other institutions. For the same reason, the commission also agreed to order operators of such reactors to get rid of excess high-grade fuel not actually being used at present. The proposed rule could mean concrete action is imminent nearly four years after the commission began discussing the idea.


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