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Why the West is dodging nuclear

After spending $9 billion, US operators ended building work on two new nuclear plants.

After spending $9 billion, US operators ended building work on two new nuclear plants in South Carolina. They think it's no longer worth spending any more. Accidents like Three Mile Island in 1979 are among the reasons. Environment correspondent Matt McGrath and presenter Sebastian Usher on why the West no longer relies on nuclear. (Photo: The Three Mile Island nuclear plant in the US, which suffered a serious accident in 1979. Credit: Reuters)

UK nuclear chief on Euratom deal

UK Atomic Energy Authority chairman Roger Cashmore says he hopes an "associate" membership of Europe's nuclear agency can be arranged.