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Memorial vigil at nuclear station

Fifty people have gathered at a nuclear power station in Suffolk to mark 23 years since the Chernobyl disaster.

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), which has organised a "peaceful" protest at Sizewell said it wanted to highlight the dangers of nuclear power.

The Government said new nuclear power stations could be built at 11 sites in England including Sizewell.

"It's being put forward that nuclear is a necessary evil but that's not true," said a CND spokeswoman.

"This is the beginning of sustained campaign."

In the early hours of April 26 1986, one of four nuclear reactors at a power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, exploded in the world's worst nuclear accident.

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