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Connecticut nuclear reactor shut due to electrical problem

Oct 7, 2009 9 NEW YORK, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Dominion Resources Inc (D.N) shut the 882-megawatt Unit 2 at the Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut due to an electrical problem in the switchyard, a spokesman for the company said Wednesday……… Electricity traders guessed the unit would return in about a month. http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSN0747032220091007

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Kyrgyzstan suffering from uranium tailings pollution

Kyrgyzstan makes progress on toxic dumps but needs to do much more – UN expert  Web Newswire October 12, 2009

Kyrgyzstan has made progress in addressing the significant problems of radioactive and toxic waste dumps and in raising international awareness of the serious trans-boundary threats of contamination of groundwater and rivers, but much more remains to be done, a United Nations expert reported today. Continue reading

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Secret deal for Scotland to take foreign nuclear waste

SNP turning country into Europe’s ‘nuclear dustbin’

11 Oct 2009

Environmental campaigners have accused the SNP of turning Scotland into the world’s “nuclear dustbin”. Continue reading

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