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In this issue of the Nuclear Monitor:
- M. V. Ramana deconstructs the arguments used to promote spent fuel reprocessing, and notes that the world is getting closer to the end of reprocessing spent fuel and plutonium separation.
- Ian Fairlie summarizes the health effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
- Dominique Doyle writes about the controversial plans for new nuclear power reactors in South Africa.
- V.T. Padmanabhan, Paul Dorfman and A. Rahman write about safety issues at India's Kudankulam nuclear plant.
The Nuclear News section has reports on Switzerland's troubled nuclear power program; the growth of global renewable electricity generation; and a study linking nitrate contamination to the mobilization of uranium in groundwater.