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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Iran's first nuclear power plant to run in September: atomic chief

Iran's First Nuclear Power Plant to Go Online in September

Ali-Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said the country's first nuclear power plant would go online in September, Xinhua reported, citing the Iranian Student's News Agency. Salehi was quoted as saying: "Bushehr nuclear plant is due to run by mid September. We are satisfied with cooperating with Russians and now 3,000 experts from the country [Russia] are working in the plant. The power plant is undergoing the last phase of its final test." The 1,000-MW power plant was constructed in the mid 1970s by Siemans, but abandoned in 1979. Iran and Russia signed a contract in 1995 to finish the plant.

Xinhua, June 30.

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