Armenians Observe Kansas Nuclear Disaster Drill

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A team of Armenian leaders is watching how
Kansas officials respond to a potential nuclear power plant disaster.

The leaders are observing Thursday's exercise in hopes of gaining insight into how the United States would respond to a nuclear event. The exercise simulates an accident at the Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station in northeast Kansas.

Observing are representatives from Armenia's rescue service, ministry of defense, ministry of health, its power plant and nuclear regulatory agency.

In 2007, the Armenians approved a plan to dismantle a Soviet-era nuclear plant near the capital of Yerevan over concerns about it safety. That plant supplies nearly half the country's electricity.

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