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April 1, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 13
April 1, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 13
As nuclear power plants age, concerns grow over financing, complexity, and safety of decommissioning
By Jeff Johnson
(pp. 14-17)
Major chemical firms are on the prowl for companies that will jump-start their transformation strategies (pp. 20-23)
Science & Technology
To reduce electronic waste, a diverse team of engineers searches for new materials, training a savvy workforce along the way (pp. 41-43)
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Government & Policy

House panel considers legislation to increase industry representation among agency’s science advisers
New regulatory tools may accelerate the approval process for facility antiterrorism plans
(pp. 34-35)
As nuclear power plants age, concerns grow over financing, complexity, and safety of decommissioning
(pp. 14-17)