'Bushehr nuclear power plant to be launched on schedule'

TEHRAN, June 20 (MNA) – Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Fereydoun Abbasi has said the Bushehr Power Plant will be launched as scheduled.

“As you know, the process of launching Bushehr plant is underway according to schedule. The delay (from February 2011) to the launch of the power plant was due to observing some special safety precautions,” Abbasi told IRNA during an exclusive interview published on Tuesday.

Iran has taken many measures to make sure that the nuclear power plant will operate efficiently and cause no problems for the regional countries including the Persian Gulf littoral states in the future, Abbasi stated.

He noted that those measures had been taken before the Fukushima accident and this is indicative of Iran’s farsightedness.

The Fukushima accident raised global concerns over the safety of nuclear power plants. However, Iran’s government proved that the safety of Bushehr power plant is its highest priority.

He went on to say that the Bushehr power plant will be launched after completing some arrangements with Energy Ministry and making sure that all necessary measures for safety of the power plant have been taken.


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