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U.S. nuclear lab to reopen after wildfire threat ends

Officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory said they will re-open the nuclear research center on Wednesday after it was closed in late June due to an encroaching wildfire. The site in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where the atomic bomb was developed during World War II, “appears to…

Fire at Nebraska nuke plant injures worker

A fire yesterday at an embattled Nebraska nuclear plant sent one worker to the hospital with severe burns, according to reports from local media. The Omaha World-Herald reported that the incident occurred around 2 p.m. yesterday outside a security building on the grounds of the Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant, but…

US overdue for huge Pacific quake: experts

WASHINGTON – The western United States is overdue for a huge earthquake and tsunami much like the one that devastated Japan last week, and is nowhere near ready to cope with the disaster, experts say. A volatile, horseshoe-shaped area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire has recently erupted with…

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