Nuclear Power

28 Jun 2021

Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Plant to Restart Operation “Soon”: Atomic Chief

28 Jun 2021  by Xinhua News Agency   

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said Saturday that the Bushehr nuclear power plant, which was shut down temporarily last week, will enter the circuit in the following days, official IRNA news agency reported.

“The temporary shut-down of the Bushehr nuclear power plant was due to technical issues. This problem is almost solved and the power plant will enter the circuit within the next two or three days,” Salehi was quoted as saying.

“The current fuel of Bushehr power plant will run out in the next two or three months, and we will load the new fuel,” he said.

On Sunday, the AEOI announced “temporary” closure of the Bushehr nuclear power plant and its disconnection from the Iranian national electricity network.

The Bushehr power plant, located 17 km southeast of the city of Bushehr and under the cooperation with Russia, began supplying electricity in September 2011.

In November 2014, Iran and Russia signed a cooperation agreement to add a second and third reactors to the plant, which are scheduled to be inaugurated in 2024 and 2026, respectively.

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