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South Africa Celebrates 50 Years of Nuclear Power

South Africa is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first nuclear reactor under the Atoms for Peace program. The only country to have produced weapons-grade uranium and then voluntarily dismantle its weapons program to turn its resources toward medical research, the country abandoned its development of weapons of mass destruction in 1993. Nuclear medicine produced at South Africa's Pelindaba research site — generated by the SAFARI-1, water-cooled research reactor — is used in...

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