Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Bushehr reactor operational
Iran's Bushehr reactor has become operational after a series of delays according to the Russian company that built it amidst (primarily Israeli) concerns that the plant may be used to help Iran build nuclear weapons.
On a related note and in hindsight this print ad is mildly amusing:
From around the mid 1970's it shows Reza Shah Mohammad Pahlavi as a poster child for a pro nuclear power campaign.
It was around the same time that construction begun on the Bushehr reactor. However construction was halted and it was left unfinished following the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and subsequently restarted in the mid 1990's after Tehran and Moscow made a one billion dollar deal to finally complete it.