Friday, August 13, 2010

Iran’s First Nuclear Power Plant to Start on 21 August

Bushehr Nulear Power Plant

Iran’s first nuclear power reactor will start up on 21 August when Russia begins loading nuclear fuel in the reactor built in the southern city of Bushehr on the Persian Gulf. In an agreement with Iran, the Russian atomic agency Rosatom will provide the fuel and will take the spent fuel back to Russia. Iran’s own enriched uranium will not be used for the operation of the Bushehr nuclear reactor.

Photo: Arash Khamooshi / ISNA

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