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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Containing the threat from illegal bombings : an integrated national strategy for marking, tagging, rendering inert, and licensing explosives and their precursors / Committee on Marking, Rendering Inert, and Licensing of Explosive Materials, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. )

ISBN 0-309-06126-1

1. Taggants. 2. Explosives industry—Licenses—United States. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Marking, Rendering Inert, and Licensing of Explosive Materials.

TP313.C65 1998

363.3′3—ddc21

98-19665

Cover: Background photograph courtesy of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

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