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An Ad-Hoc Solution for Extra Nuclear Safety

Reasoning that it's better not to wait for bureaucratic approvals, the American nuclear industry has bought about 3,000 pieces of equipment and is storing it at various noncertified sites to shore up safety, post-Fukushima.
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