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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Brazilian police probe nuclear submarine program -Folha

Maquette of the Brazilian SSNBrazilian federal police are investigating potential irregularities in a military program that aims to build a nuclear-powered submarine in partnership with France by 2023, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported on Wednesday.

Folha said police searched for documents that could prove their suspicions of fraud in the program. The search was part of a wider probe that led to the arrests on Tuesday of two executives involved in building a nuclear power plant for state-run utility Eletrobras.

Federal police did not respond to a request for comment and the newspaper did not say how it had obtained the information.

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