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Charges Over Nuclear Coal

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Prosecutors in Kyrgyzstan say seven people face charges over the import of contaminated radioactive coal from Kazakhstan.

The prosecutor general's office said Tuesday that health and customs officers allowed the coal to be sent to schools, an orphanage and an old people's home.

The case has caused a furor, with rival politicians accusing one another of benefiting financially from the deal.

(AP)

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