Carry on reprocessing

Edwards, Rob
July 1997
New Scientist;07/26/97, Vol. 155 Issue 2092, p20
Looks at efforts to reduce global plutonium stockpiles. International guidelines on the storage and transport of plutonium; Objections by France and Great Britain to the guidelines; British and French commercial interests in plutonium separation.


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