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Energy Department Seeks to Avert Nuclear Plant Break-Ins

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Energy Department Seeks to Avert Nuclear Plant Break-Ins

Energy Department Seeks to Avert Nuclear Plant Break-Ins

Energy Department Seeks to Avert Nuclear Plant Break-Ins

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The Department of Energy is taking steps to improve defenses against terrorist break-ins at U.S. nuclear weapons facilities. The agency is concerned about the detonation of a small, crude nuclear bomb on site. Such a detonation could cause widespread nuclear contamination. Experts disagree on the seriousness of the threat. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.