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Radiation Biology Lab in Rockville, Maryland

November 22, 1986

The Environmental Research Center, formerly known as the Radiation Biology Laboratory, closes in Rockville, Maryland. Some of the Lab's functions will continue at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center facility in Edgewater, Maryland.

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