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- n. fuel (such as uranium) that can be used in nuclear reactors as a source of electricity
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During most of 1980, I was engaged in a major case representing the Kerr-McGee Corporation in a dispute over the pricing of nuclear fuel Kerr-McGee had contracted to sell to a number of Ohio and Pennsylvania utilities, a case that was in trial in Oklahoma City by election night 1980.
Timing was getting very tight, as Israel continued to express concern, through officials such as Gideon Frank, the head of its atomic energy agency, that Iran was nearing “the point of no return,” when it would have complete domestic mastery over the nuclear fuel cycle, after which we could not stop their progress toward nuclear weapons without using force.