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New nuclear reactors might not stand up to terrorist attacks

 
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:18 am    Post subject: New nuclear reactors might not stand up to terrorist attacks Reply with quote

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Times OnLine - 17/02/10

One of the two new nuclear reactor designs being considered for use in Britain may not be strong enough to withstand a direct hit from a commercial airliner, which could stop the technology being licensed in Britain, the UKs nuclear safety watchdog said yesterday.

The claim from the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) that the design could be vulnerable to terrorist attacks is a blow for the American-Japanese group that is behind the AP1000 reactor type.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could any of the existing reactors stand it?
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