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Ukraine crisis puts nuclear power plants at risk, experts warn

June 11, 2014 - 6:00am

The political crisis in Ukraine and the recent water shortage incident are among factors that could risk the safety of the nation's nuclear power plants, warn German experts.

Michael Sailer, chairman of the German Nuclear Waste Management Commission, said "the security features of these reactors are a lot weaker than those of modern reactors," Deutsche Welle reported.

Ukraine has four nuclear power plants, with 15 reactors online.

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