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Russia's Nuke Plants: A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

A new report by Russian atomic power agency Rosatam paints a grim picture of the country's aging nuclear power plants, which are ill-prepared for earthquakes and other natural phenomena.

Russia is hoping its nuke plants don't go the way of Chernobyl (above) disaster
Russia is hoping its nuke plants don't go the way of Chernobyl (above) disaster

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Understaffed, poorly designed and in disrepair, Russia's nuclear power plants may well be ticking time bombs, a report acquired this week by Switzerland's Le Temps suggests.

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