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Radioactive spills and breakdown revealed at British nuclear plants

Leaked report details incidents at three plants during February that were serious enough to be reported to ministers


Drugs lose effectiveness in space

Astronauts on long space missions may not be able to take paracetamol to treat a headache or antibiotics to fight infection, a study has found.


Japan earthquake: Radioactive leak plugged at reactor

A leak of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been stopped, its operator reports.


Tokyo water 'unfit for babies' due to high radiation

Tokyo's tap water is unfit for babies to drink after radiation from Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant affected the capital's water supply, officials said.


Nuclear power support in UK 'falls over Japan fears'

More Britons support the building of new nuclear power stations than oppose it, despite the crisis at Japan's Fukushima plant, an opinion poll says.

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