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STANFORD UNIVERSITY —Across the United States there are more than a dozen major sites where soil and groundwater are contaminated with substantial amounts of uranium — a highly mobile, radioactive element. Most of the contamination is from poor disposal practices at mines or plants that processed uranium-rich ore for power plants or nuclear weapons, or [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – Three Stanford University faculty: Siegfried S. Hecker, John W. Lewis and visiting scholar Robert Carlin, riveted the world’s attention in November when they described what they saw on their visit to a North Korean complex: a uranium enrichment facility with 2,000 centrifuges and the construction of a light-water nuclear reactor to generate [...]

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