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Pressure on as Southern Co. builds nuclear plant

Southern Co. has had a simple message for the past few years: The effort to build the country's first new nuclear power plant in a generation was on time and on budget. Now, that message is changing.Full story

Nuclear industry plans rescue wagon for disasters

If disaster strikes a nuclear power plant in the U.S., the utility industry wants the ability to fly in heavy-duty equipment that could avert a meltdown. Full story

Iran adds batch of fuel to reactor: nuclear chief

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has sent a new batch of enriched uranium to fuel a medical research reactor in its capital, the country's nuclear chief said on Sunday, an indication Tehran is digging in as its standoff with world powers over the enrichment continues. Full story

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Iran claimed Wednesday it has taken two major steps toward mastering the production of nuclear fuel, a defiant move in response to increasingly tough Western sanctions over its controversial nuclear program. NBC's Ali Arouzi reports.

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Objects representing nuclear fuel which will be used in Tehran's research reactor and a sample of 3rd generation of centrifuges for uranium enrichment are unveiled during a ceremony
Objects representing nuclear fuel which will be used in Tehran's research reactor and a sample of 3rd generation of centrifuges for uranium enrichment are unveiled during a ceremony

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Goshi Hosono, Japan's environment minister, minister for the Restoration from and Prevention of Nuclear Accident and minister of state for the Nuclear Power Policy and Administration