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Physical Scientists, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Pugwash
Secondary Title Research, Ethics, and Society

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Year 2013
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Cite this page: "Physical Scientists, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Pugwash" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 1/1/2013 OEC Accessed: Monday, July 16, 2018 <www.onlineethics.org/Resources/Research_Ethics_and_Society/27992/Pugwash.aspx>