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Tunnel collapses at US nuke site, no radiation leak

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  Hundreds of workers at a nuclear site in the US state of Washington were ordered to take cover Tuesday after a storage tunnel filled with contaminated material partially collapsed, but there was no indication of a radioactive leak. Employees at the sprawling Hanford …

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Uganda steps up nuclear energy plans, experts visit China

Uganda energy officials engage China partners on nuclear energy development Uganda has called for partnership with China in the area of nuclear energy development for peaceful purposes. “Plans have been made in Uganda to have clean and safe energy generation sources with nuclear being one of them”, said Prisca Boonabantu, Undersecretary …

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Activity resumes at North Korea nuclear test site

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Satellite images indicate activity has resumed at North Korea’s nuclear test site, US-based analysts said Tuesday, as tensions remain high over fears of an sixth atomic test by the reclusive state. Images of the Punggye-ri site captured on April 25 appear to show workers …

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CIA chief Pompeo flies to South Korea for ‘internal meeting’

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  CIA director Mike Pompeo was in South Korea Monday for an “internal meeting”, the US embassy in Seoul confirmed, following reports of an unannounced visit as tensions mount over growing nuclear threats from the North. South Korea’s largest daily Chosun Ilbo reported Monday that …

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Defiant North Korea fires another ballistic missile

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a US push for tougher international sanctions to curb the Asian country’s nuclear threat. “North Korea fired an unidentified missile from a site in the vicinity of Bukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyeongan Province) …

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