Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Iran to exploit uranium

"After Bushehr power plant, exploration and exploitation of uranium is on the agenda. This issue is going on well."

- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi

Iran last week over-watched by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency has started to fuel its Bushehr nuclear power plant.

The completion of the plant was supposed to be 1999 but political and economic pressure from the United States severely delayed construction efforts, also between 2003 and 2007 Iran froze its nuclear program following the invasion of Iraq.

The senior nuclear official has expressed hope the electricity generated in the plant would be connected to the country's main electricity network within the next three months.


An interesting (not entirely unrelated note) the Shah of Iran had plans to invest in nuclear power nearly 40 years ago as evident in this article:

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