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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bushehr nuclear power plant to come on stream next year: Borujerdi

Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Alaedin Borujerdi said on Monday that the Bushehr nuclear power plant will come on stream during the next Iranian calendar year (March 2009-March 2010).

“With operating this power plant we achieve an important stage of technology,” he stated during his visit to Bushehr power plant.

Borujerdi emphasized that the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security of the IAEA monitors the Bushehr power plant and no security concerns exists.

He went on to say that the power plant poses no threat to the regional countries, adding, “Their officials have traveled to Bushehr and visited Iran’s nuclear activities many times; so, these countries have no concerns over the plant.”

“Iranian engineers are designing a 360 mw power plant and our country is entering a new stage of the important technology of power plant construction. If the Westerners decide not to participate in the tender by the Atomic Energy Organization (of Iran), this capability exists inside the country,” Borujerdi remarked.

He also expressed satisfaction over Iranian engineers’ the participation in the construction of the Bushehr power plant.

(Source: Tehran Times)

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