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Ontario to Mothball Two CANDU Reactors

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Science  26 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5739, pp. 1312
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5739.1312b

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Facing a $1.6-billion repair bill, the government of Ontario decided this month to mothball two 540-megawatt Canada Deuterium-Uranium (CANDU) nuclear reactors more than a decade before their projected retirement date, leading to questions about the future of CANDU.