Science: Persistent Fallout

Into a Columbia University laboratory regularly stream shipments of one of science's grimmest raw materials for study: human bones. They come from the recently dead bodies of men, women and children all over the non-Communist world, including such outskirts as Chile, South Africa and Formosa. At Columbia's Lamont Geological Observatory, in a project financed by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, they go under the scrutiny of scientists who analyze the bones for strontium 90. Last week the project's three scientists, Drs. Walter R. Eckelmann, J. Laurence Kulp and Arthur R. Schulert, made their second annual report. The bones told a sobering...

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