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Russia presents feasibility studies on Bushehr`s 2nd reactor

IRNA

2003/08/26

Moscow, Aug 26, Itar-Tass/ACSNA/IRNA -- Russia has handed over to Iran
feasibility studies on a second reactor that may be built at the 
Bushehr nuclear power plant, sources at the Atomic Energy Ministry 
said. 
Russian specialists believe that it will be more reasonable to 
build two reactors from scratch than continue building the reactor 
Siemens abandoned many years ago under pressure from the United 
States. 
According to the ministry`s official the agreement to make the 
feasibility studies was achieved when Russian Atomic Energy Minister 
Alexander Rumyantsev visited Tehran in December 2002. 
Rumyantsev has repeatedly said that Russia may participate in 
building a second reactor at the Iranian nuclear power plant in 
Bushehr. 
"Russian and Iranian specialists are about to complete the work to
build the first reactor, which is scheduled to be launched in 2004," 
Atomic Energy Ministry sources said. 
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