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nuclear power

Oct 22, 2013 — The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, a joint project with Russia, begins producing electricity on the country's southern tip.
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Sep 11, 2013 — A photo snapped from space shows steam rising from the facility housing the 5-megawatt reactor at Yongbyon that was dismantled as part of disarmament efforts five years ago.
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Sep 1, 2013 — The plant that was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was found to be leaking contaminated water last month.
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Aug 11, 2013 — The INS Arihant is believed to be the first nuclear-powered submarine to be built outside of the Cold War "nuclear club," of the United States, U.K., France, Russia and China.
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Apr 30, 2013 — The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was crippled in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami. Groundwater continues to pour into its reactor buildings, and workers are pumping it out. A forest likely will be cut down to make room for more storage tanks. Meanwhile, some storage facilities are leaking.
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Jun 20, 2011 — In the U.S., meanwhile, "federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation's aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards," the AP reports.
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Apr 28, 2011 — Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says that the target destroyed by Israeli warplanes five years ago "was a reactor under construction" — something that Syrian officials have long denied.
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Mar 24, 2011 — The subcontractor said he had measured cables that would take power to safety systems at a power plant now under construction. But prosecutors allege he never did the work.
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Mar 24, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the secrets of longevity, and the state of black marriage. In the second hour, imagining the U.S. without nuclear power, and escalating protests in Yemen.
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Feb 19, 2014 — The $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees will help build the first new U.S. nuclear power plants in more than three decades. The announcement brought quick criticism from some environmentalists.
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