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U.S. Vows New Effort on 'Dirty' Materials

The Energy Department is creating a $450 million program to collect, secure and dispose of used reactor fuel and other materials from around the world that could be used by terrorists in “dirty bombs” for spreading radiation over several city blocks. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said the first priority was to bring back to the United States some 330 tons of Russian-origin high enriched uranium by the end of 2005. More than 220 tons has been eliminated so far. All Russian spent fuel would be recovered by 2010. Abraham pledged more than $450 million for the program, according to remarks prepared for a speech Wednesday to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. A copy of the speech was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Full Story

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