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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Bushehr - Reactor Construction Site

The focus of a considerable amount of controversy in the United States, the nuclear facility at Brushehr, Iran was being built under an agreement between the Russian and Iranian governments for $800-million. Although originally intended to be the location of a German-built reactor in the 1970s, the new reactor would be built to Russian designs, though the original reactor buildings exterior appearance would remain essentially the same.

There were two reactor buildings at Bushehr. In the image on the left is Unit I, which was in an advanced stage of completion, Unit II on the right had not been worked on for some time and was not scheduled to be completed.

The German designs called for the building between the two units to contain workshops, stores, a water treatment plant, laboratory, welfare rooms, as well as the diesel emergency generators for Unit I.

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