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Study says low-level A-waste safe to dump at sea after all

The United States should consider dumping low-level radioactive waste in the oceans, a report by a government advisory panel says. The National Advisory Committee on Oceans and the Atmosphere concluded that the ''chances of radioactivity finding its way into the food we eat are minimal ... if care is used in choosing an ocean site'' for disposing of atomic waste.

The controversial report to President Reagan and Congress, which suggests ending the nation's 14-year moratorium on ocean dumping of radioactive material, is being released this month.

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