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Former Labour MP Frank Cook, who spent 27 years in the House of Commons, has died at the age of 76.

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Knowledge may be pure, but its application can be misused for for the detriment of humanity

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Battle to control Fukushima has just 'stored up' dangers

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant is expected to declare today that its crippled reactors have been stabilised, nine months after an earthquake and tsunami triggered the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years.

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French power stations infiltrated by Greenpeace

The French authorities have been left red-faced after Greenpeace activists yesterday morning managed to infiltrate three nuclear power stations across the country.

Augean wins case to bury nuclear waste in Peterborough

Taking on the Augean stables was one of the labours Heracles successfully overcame in Greek mythology. But Northamptonshire found no such champion yesterday as the High Court ruled against an attempt to block waste-disposal company Augean from burying radioactive waste in the county.

Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria. The Government has unveiled plans to include two Coal new sites near the complex

UK urged to go for nuclear power

Chancellor George Osborne was urged today to put nuclear power at the forefront of the Government's electricity supply policy.

Fukushima shutdown may take 30 years

A Japanese government panel says it will take at least 30 years to safely close the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, even though the facility is leaking far less radiation than before and is considered relatively stable.

Tehran triumphant at nuclear milestone

Iran's first nuclear power plant has finally begun to provide electricity to the county's national grid, official media reported yesterday, a long-delayed milestone in the nuclear ambitions of a country the West fears is covertly trying to develop atomic weapons.

Japan's new leader Yoshihiko Noda to tackle post-tsunami crisis

A hawkish fiscal and foreign policy conservative who supports nuclear power will be sworn in today as Japan's sixth prime minister in five years.

Japan's finance minister to be new PM

Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda was chosen to become Japan's sixth prime minister in five years, but needs to overcome a divided parliament and deep rifts in the ruling party if he is to make more of a mark than his recent predecessors.

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