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Pakistan: Quake, terror act could damage nuclear reactors

January 9, 2014 - 6:00am

Nuclear physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy said if two nuclear plants, K-II and K-III, are set up near Karachi, an operator's error, a small earthquake or an act of terrorism could damage the reactors, The Express Tribune reported.

Mr. Hoodbhoy said "in case of any accident, the deaths in Karachi may not be in hundreds but in hundreds of thousands." Nuclear physicist AH Nayyar said lack of effective disaster management system in Karachi would make it difficult to evacuate the entire population in case of a nuclear accident.

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