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Anger mounts over world's first nuclear plant to open since Fukushima

The construction of a nuclear power plant in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is at the centre of a storm. For over a year, the project's been dogged by large scale protests from locals and anti-nuclear activists. As India prepares to inaugurate the plant at the end of the year, the debate - and the protests - have intensified. A small, non-descript fishing village close to the power station has become the focal point of the anger that has gripped the entire region.

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