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GE defends nuclear plant design

WASHINGTON — General Electric defended its 40 year old Mark 1 reactors at the center of Japan’s nuclear crisis Friday, saying that early questions about reactor’s safety had long been addressed. GE rejected recent reports of possible design weaknesses in the Mark 1, which accounts for five of the six…

Workers try to restore power at Japan nuclear plant

SENDAI, Japan – Japanese engineers were Thursday focusing their efforts on restoring the power supply to a quake-damaged nuclear plant in an attempt to reactivate its cooling system and avert a meltdown. Last Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami knocked out the power supply and back-up generators at the Fukushima No.…