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Obama to aid Vietnam nuke project

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WASHINGTON - The US Congress on Thursday began its review of a nuclear agreement with Vietnam, which advocates say would create billions of dollars in trade but has triggered human rights concerns. 

Students look at a model of a nuclear power plant jointly designed by Hitachi and General Electric on display at an international nuclear power exhibition being held in Hanoi on October 26, 2012

President Barack Obama sent to Congress the text of the agreement which would allow the United States to transfer reactors and know-how to Vietnam, which has ambitious plans to build a nuclear network from virtually scratch to meet rising energy demand and reignite economic growth.

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