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Bushehr Nuclear Plant Halts Work for 2 Months

RIA Novosti, PUBLISHED 30.12.2013

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant has halted its activities for two months, IRNA news agency reported Sunday citing the countrys atomic energy chief.

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said the plant will be brought to a halt for refueling purposes. He also said Iran is in talks with Russian officials for construction of four new nuclear reactors.

Irans only Bushehr nuclear power plant came into service September 2011 and began operating at full capacity a year after. Moscow handed over operational control of the Russian-made plant to Iran in September this year.

Construction of the power plant in the countrys south began in the 1970s but was plagued by delays. Russia signed a billion-dollar deal with Tehran to complete the plant in 1998.

Topics: NPP, Asia, Iran, NPP Bushehr

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