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Landslide close to Mailuu-Suu uranium dump

Thursday, April 14, 2005

OSH, 14 April 2005 (IRIN) - A landslide which hit the area surrounding the southern Kyrgyz town of Mailuu-Suu on Wednesday evening is causing concern among the authorities because of its proximity to huge radioactive dumps from Soviet-era uranium mines.

The land movement halted the flow of a key river and water source in Mailuu-Suu and blocked the road linking the town with the adjacent village of Sary-Bee, an official told IRIN on Thursday.

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US plutonium reaches French plant

Friday, October 8, 2004

A controversial shipment of US weapons-grade plutonium has reached a processing plant in southern France.

Several dozen anti-nuclear protesters met the convoy on arrival at the plant in Cadarache. They said the plutonium was vulnerable to terrorist attack.

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Turkey drops Akkuyu project, citing IMF economic program

Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit announced immediately following a cabinet meeting on July 25 that Turkey will not proceed with a long delayed power reactor project at Akkuyu Bay and may reconsider the nuclear power option only at some unspecified later time after Turkey has mastered serious economic difficulties.

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