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<TABLE class=ap-story-table border=0><TBODY><TR class=ap-story-tr><TD class=ap-story-td>Jan 13, 6:38 AM EST


With Nuclear Rebirth Come New Worries

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By GEORGE JAHN
Associated Press Writer


VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Global warming and rocketing oil prices are making nuclear power fashionable, drawing a once demonized industry out of the shadows of the Chernobyl disaster as a potential shining knight of clean energy.
Britain is the latest to recommit itself to the energy source, with its government announcing support Thursday for the construction of new nuclear power plants. Nuclear power plants produce around 20 percent of Britain's electricity, but all but one are due to close by 2023.






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