Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Russian official: Bushehr nuclear power plant fuel ready to be delivered

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Nov 30, IRNA
Russia-Iran-Nuclear Fuel
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors wrapped up their work on inspecting the first consignment of nuclear fuel for Bushehr nuclear power plant in a company in Nevosibirisk city.

IAEA's inspectors inspected the nuclear fuel for Bushehr plant from November 26 to 30, 2007 and found no problem, told an official with the manufacturing company.

The official added, "During inspection, representatives from Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency and IAEA's inspectors were present and confirmed its qualifications and sealed the containers." Bushehr power plant was scheduled to become operational last September, but the Russian constructor delayed the project because of some technical and financial problems.

The exact time of commissioning the plant is not determined yet, but upon agreements the nuclear fuel should be delivered to the power plant six months prior to the commissioning of the plant.

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