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Georgia Tech decides against restarting controversial reactor

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech's nuclear reactor will not be started up again, a decision that elates antinuclear groups who have protested the reactor's alleged lack of safety. "It is a progressive decision," said Glenn Carroll of Georgians Against Nuclear Energy. "We hope we can assist Tech in conceiving of a responsible decommissioning plan that does not resort to land-filling the reactor parts." Tech officials said Wednesday that the decision was based on the age of the 33-year-old reactor and the school's underutilization of the reactor for research and teaching.
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