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Scientists Plan a Controlled Nuclear Meltdown

(Adds Lyman quotes)Japanese nuclear scientists say they plan to create a controlled nuclear meltdown to look for clues about how to deal with possible future disasters.The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday it will use a scaled-down nuclear reactor to deliberately create conditions of a serious malfunction. The experiment will start later this year at a research facility in Ibaraki, north of Tokyo.Meltdowns occur when the nuclear fuel in a reactor's core, normally very hot in...

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