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Nuclear diamonds could solve clean energy problems

A team from the University of Bristol in the UK have created a diamond using nuclear waste, that can be made to produce an electrical current.

A team from the University of Bristol in the UK have created a diamond using nuclear waste, that can be made to produce an electrical current.

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Chernobyl 'protected for a century' by new Confinement Arch

There were celebrations at Chernobyl on Tuesday because a feat of engineering has emerged from the ashes of its nuclear disaster.

There were celebrations at Chernobyl on Tuesday because a feat of engineering has emerged from the ashes of its nuclear disaster.

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Chernobyl nuclear disaster site sealed with massive steel shield

On April 26, 1986 a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, causing an environmental disaster never before seen, and forcing tens of thousands of people to…

On April 26, 1986 a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, causing an environmental disaster never before seen, and forcing tens of thousands of people to…

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The Swiss reject rapid phase-out of nuclear power

In a referendum, the Swiss have voted against a proposal that would have accelerated the closure of the countries five nuclear plants.

In a referendum, the Swiss have voted against a proposal that would have accelerated the closure of the countries five nuclear plants.

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Chernobyl's new shelter moves slowly into place

After years of work and 1.5 billion euros, the new safety housing for the stricken Chernobyl nuclear reactor begins to slide gently into place.

After years of work and 1.5 billion euros, the new safety housing for the stricken Chernobyl nuclear reactor begins to slide gently into place.

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Radioactive leak at Norway nuclear facility

Authorities in Norway are insisting that a small leak at a nuclear reactor has been contained, with no injuries sustained and no expected environmental damage outside the facility in Halden near the b

Authorities in Norway are insisting that a small leak at a nuclear reactor has been contained, with no injuries sustained and no expected environmental damage outside the facility in Halden near the b

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Russia deals another blow to nuclear cooperation with US

Russia has further reduced its cooperation with the United States in nuclear energy by suspending a research agreement and ending one on uranium conversion.

Russia has further reduced its cooperation with the United States in nuclear energy by suspending a research agreement and ending one on uranium conversion.

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UK: petition against Hinckley Point power station

Greenpeace and Stop Hinkley Point campaigners delivered a petition signed by more than 360,000 people protesting against a proposed nuclear power station in Somerset, south west…

Greenpeace and Stop Hinkley Point campaigners delivered a petition signed by more than 360,000 people protesting against a proposed nuclear power station in Somerset, south west…

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Environmental groups slam Hinkley Point nuclear power plant deal

Britain has given the go-ahead for the first new nuclear power plant for decades, a decision which doesn’t sit well with environmental groups.

Britain has given the go-ahead for the first new nuclear power plant for decades, a decision which doesn’t sit well with environmental groups.

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Hinkley Point C nuclear plant gets green light from UK government

The British government has approved a 21 billion euro nuclear power station after securing “significant new safeguards” for future foreign investments.

The British government has approved a 21 billion euro nuclear power station after securing “significant new safeguards” for future foreign investments.

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Work to begin on second nuclear reactor in Iran

The first stone was laid on Saturday marking the start of the launch of the Iran-Russia Bushehr 2 project.

The first stone was laid on Saturday marking the start of the launch of the Iran-Russia Bushehr 2 project.

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Kazakhstan: striving for nuclear disarmament

1.5 million people in Kazakhstan bear scars and deformities from years of nuclear testing but now something is being done about it

1.5 million people in Kazakhstan bear scars and deformities from years of nuclear testing but now something is being done about it

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Fresh doubt over Hinkley Point nuclear power project

The British government has cast doubt on plans to build the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades with French utility firm EDF by ordering a review of the project.

The British government has cast doubt on plans to build the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades with French utility firm EDF by ordering a review of the project.

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The nuclear waste site at the heart of Canada's wildfires

Just south of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, in an area partly ravaged by flames, sits a nuclear waste site. Situated at the extreme north of

Just south of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, in an area partly ravaged by flames, sits a nuclear waste site. Situated at the extreme north of

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Chernobyl nuclear disaster remembered

Thirty years ago, on April 26 a catastrophic nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine. An explosion and

Thirty years ago, on April 26 a catastrophic nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine. An explosion and

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Chernobyl: thirty years on, health issues remain

Thirty years after one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, fears over radiation contamination at Chernobyl have not gone away.

Thirty years after one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, fears over radiation contamination at Chernobyl have not gone away.

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Chernobyl thirty years on

On April 26, 1986 a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, causing an environmental disaster never before seen. Acute

On April 26, 1986 a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, causing an environmental disaster never before seen. Acute

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Life in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

A visit to the ghost town of Pripyat, Ukraine reveals what life is like three decades after the nuclear disaster.

A visit to the ghost town of Pripyat, Ukraine reveals what life is like three decades after the nuclear disaster.

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Safety fears surround the world's oldest atomic power plant

Do you want to “hijack” a nuclear power plant? Ask Leo Scherer, he tried… After September 11th (9/11) Leo devised a secret operation to show the

Do you want to “hijack” a nuclear power plant? Ask Leo Scherer, he tried… After September 11th (9/11) Leo devised a secret operation to show the