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The long, hard road to nuclear safety

An inside look at a global imperative: keeping enriched uranium from terrorists

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By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / July 5, 2009

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PITESTI, Romania - Two stories underground, in a concrete room with a heavy steel door, gloved technicians wearing smocks carefully measure and weigh the charcoal-gray pellets, 182 in all. They are among the most dangerous materials in the world: highly enriched uranium, the main ingredient for a nuclear bomb. (Full article: 1629 words)

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