Medicine: Dump Slump

It hurts nuclear medicine

What does a hospital have in common with a nuclear power plant?

Radioactive waste and the need for a place to dump it. Thus when Washington Governor Dixy Lee Ray early this month shut down her state's Hanford dump, one of the three— such sites available to U.S. producers of low-level radioactive wastes, there was immediate concern in the nuclear medicine departments of hospitals and research centers across the U.S. Some nuclear power plants can use on-site storage areas for radioactive wastes. But hospitals and universities with limited storage capacity...

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