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The Governments internal appraisal
the 1960s to the 1980s
THORP and BNFLs relations with domestic institutions
Why was THORPs authorisation not routine?
Why was public opposition to THORP so unsuccessful?
Parliament the decision and the judicial
Germanys attempted withdrawal from reprocessing
Where next with THORP?
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