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Nuclear power mapped

Twenty-five years on, the disaster at Chernobyl casts a long shadow over the nuclear industry, which has been compounded by recent events at Fukushima in Japan. Nuclear power had a rapid rise in the decades after World War II, but the growth in reactor numbers has levelled off. Use the map and audio commentary below to see how civil nuclear power has spread across the globe, and hear about the challenges it faces.
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The nuclear power plant closest to America's largest city is more likely to be hit by an earthquake than previously thought because it sits atop a newly identified intersection of two active seismic zones, earthquake scientists warned today.
The Indian Point nuclear power plant, with its two nuclear generating units, is situated 24 miles north of New York City, on the Hudson River at Buchanan, New York.

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Seen as an alternative energy source, how safe are the country's atomic power stations from nature's threats? Concerned over the safety hazards at a nuclear plant in Rajasthan, an amateur astronomer Manoj Pai moved the Central Information Commission inquiring on precautionary measures taken by the Centre to safeguard them from natural calamities.

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Seen as an alternative energy source, how safe are the country's atomic power stations from nature's threats? Concerned over the safety hazards at a nuclear plant in Rajasthan, an amateur astronomer Manoj Pai moved the Central Information Commission inquiring on precautionary measures taken by the Centre to safeguard them from natural calamities.
Noting the applicant had not moved an appeal before the Appellate Authority of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah remanded back Pai's information request to the department, directing it to reply within 15 days.

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