Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Bushehr nps to be equipped with most up to date safety means


Novovoronezh, Russia, Nov 4, Itar-Tass/ACSNA/IRNA -- The nuclear power
station at Bushehr will be equipped with the most up to date safety 
Russian specialists participating in the construction of that 
power station in Iran `undoubtedly, take into account the trends of 
such work at nuclear power stations in Russia`, Boris Antonov, the 
deputy technical director of Rosenergoatom concern, told Tass. 
He said the most contemporary safety system has been created at 
the stages of designing, construction and installing equipment at the 
nuclear power plant in Bushehr. 
Antonov said federal laws drawn up in Russia in recent years 
rigidly regulate the operation of nuclear facilities and this applies 
to the power station in Iran. 
Joint inspections of safety systems with the Iranian side will 
take place before putting the power station into operation, which is 
scheduled for 2005. 
The Russian side will train over 100 specialists who will be 
checking the operation of safety systems and organizing medical, 
radiation and chemical protection of the station`s operators against 
the damaging factors of natural and technogenic origin, Antonov said. 

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