Monday, August 09, 2004

Middle East Newsline - IRAN'S BUSHEHR IS 90% READY

Middle East Newsline -: "IRAN'S BUSHEHR IS 90% READY

MOSCOW [MENL] -- Russia has completed more than 90 percent of the Bushehr nuclear reactor in Iran.
Russian officials said Moscow has accelerated work on the Bushehr power reactor. They said 1,500 Russian nationals and personnel from the former Soviet Union were sent to Iran to complete the $1 billion nuclear project.
So far, officials said, Russia has completed procurement for Bushehr. They said the remaining work includes the assembly of the equipment, systems integration and preparing for operations.
'By now, the first power unit of the Bushehr nuclear station is 90 percent ready,' a Russian Atomic Agency official told the Moscow-based Tass news agency. 'All heavy equipment, including the reactor, has been brought and assembled at the station building.'"

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