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Egypt’s first nuclear project approved by IAEA

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has given the green light for Egypt’s first nuclear reactor, after President Hosni Mubarak pledged work closely with the agency, according to the Russian news service RIA Novosti.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has given its approval for the plant, to be constructed west of the capital Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast.

President Hosni Mubarak first announced plans to launch a number of nuclear power plants in Egypt in 2007.


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