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Bushehr nuclear power plant not detrimental to environment

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 15, IRNA
Iran-Nuclear
Head of the workshop of Bushehr nuclear power plant, Mahmoud Jafari, said here Monday that the peaceful activities at this power plant will not be detrimental to the environment.

He told IRNA that all phases of the power plant are being implemented under strict control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from the point of view of technology, safety and production process.

The official said that 92 percent physical progress has been achieved on the project, including its establishment and installation of equipment.

"The power plant will become operational in the current year based on the relevant time schedule, which has been announced.

"The pumping house and cooling system of Bushehr nuclear power plant are being currently tested. They are expected to become operational soon," he added.

Jafari noted that this nuclear power plant is of the light water type under pressure.

He added that once implemented, it will supply 1,000 MWs of electricity to the national power network.

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