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Demonstrators in Minsk protesting in April against plans for the nuclear power plant (Bymedia.net) PRAGUE, October 19, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- A senior scientist in Belarus says the country is set to begin building a nuclear power plant, possibly as early as 2007.


Bel-1 television news today reported that Mikhail Miasnikovich, chairman of the Belarus Academy of Sciences, said that state funds have now been set aside for the power plant.


Belarus is the country worst affected by 1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster.

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