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Thursday, August 28, 2008
Iran designing a new nuclear power plant : reports
Iran has chosen the site for and started designing a new, 360-megawatt nuclear power plant in the country, a senior atomic-energy official said Sunday, according to reports. "We are involved in the design phase of this power station," said Mohammad Saeedi, deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, according to a Reuters report. "Gradually, the complementary design phase and its building will begin," Saeedi said. Iran's first nuclear power plant, with a capacity of 1,000 MW, is currently being built by Russia in the port city of Bushehr. The country has said it wants to build nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 20,000 MW by 2020, the report added.