A Big Science Cut That Could Drown Us In Nuclear Waste

While the science community is feeling rather good, overall, about President Clinton's technology agenda, there's one curious slight: Funding for the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) has been dropped. Many scientists think the decision is shortsighted. In fact, a recent study by the National Academy of Sciences tagged the IFR as the No.1 priority in nuclear-reactor science.

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