Waste makes haste: How a campaign to speed up nuclear waste shipments shut down the WIPP long-term repository

@article{Ialenti2018WasteMH,
  title={Waste makes haste: How a campaign to speed up nuclear waste shipments shut down the WIPP long-term repository},
  author={Vincent Ialenti},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  year={2018},
  volume={74},
  pages={262 - 275}
}
  • Vincent Ialenti
  • Published 26 June 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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