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In the papers today - Wednesday 18 April

The Sellafield nuclear site secretly stored and tested the hearts, lungs and other organs of some of its former workers over a period of 30 years.
From the 1960s to the 1990s body parts from at least 65 employees were taken to the site after post mortem examinations for radiation and were kept in freezers - The TimesScientists are using magnetic fields to develop a shield that will protect astronauts from cosmic rays and solar flares on a planned mission to Mars. Experts from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire are proposing the Star Trek solution and have ben awarded £30,000 by the Science & Technologies Facilities Council to develop the scheme - The TimesA postman is in hospital with severe burns after a gas explosion tore apart his terraced home. Sean Craven, 38, was carried from the wreckage in the Northumberland port of Blyth by neighbours, as 3m high flames shooting out of a severed mains pipe - The GuardianGeneral Electric (GE), has put its Baglan Bay gas-fired power station on the market for an estimated £450M to £500M. GE built the Baglan Bay station in 2004 as a flagship unit to test the company's new H system turbines, which are supposed to be more efficient than existing technology - The TelegraphNorth Korea could be preparing to close its nuclear reactor. Unusual movements around the site were detected yesterday. US spy satellites appeared to show people and vehicles moving around the Yongbyon nuclear plant, north-east of the capital, Pyongyang - The Telegraph

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