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Bushehr Nuclear Plant

Radiation drills in Bushehr aimed at easing concerns

Iran’s Passive Defence Organization is carrying out radiation drills in Bushehr, the site of Iran’s first and only nuclear power generator. » read more

Construction of Iran’s new nuclear plant to begin in fall

The Russian Ambassador to Iran says all preparations for the construction of a second nuclear power station in Bushehr are on track and the construction will commence in the fall of 2015. » read more

Protesters question safety of nuclear plant project

A number of residents in the area surrounding the Bushehr Nuclear Plant in Khuzestan Province staged a protest against the latest project being implemented in the plant and the lack of adequate concern about the environmental impact of the plant’s activities. » read more

Iran reaches preliminary deal to build two nuclear reactors

Iran plans to build two more nuclear power generators with its Russian partners, the Tasnim website reports. » read more

Bushehr Nuclear Plant unharmed by quake

The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed that the recent earthquake in Bushehr did not harm the Bushehr Nuclear Plant. » read more

Iran’s neighbours fear nuclear plant in quake zone

Reuters reports that Arab Gulf states are calling for greater assurances from Iran about the safety of the Bushehr Nuclear Plant, which is located in an earthquake-prone region. » read more

Bushehr’s Earthquake and the Safety of its Atomic Plant

The recent earthquake in Bushehr Province has triggered concern regarding the Bushehr Nuclear Plant. However, just a few hours after the earthquake hit the province, plant officials and the Bushehr governor announced that the nuclear plant has not been in any way damaged. Iran then proceeded to send a report to the International Atomic Energy Agency confirming that the Bushehr Nuclear Plant was indeed undamaged. » read more

Iran emphasizes safety of nuclear plant

Iranian officials reassured the public about safety of the Bushehr Nuclear Plant after more concerns were triggered by 20 aftershocks on Sunday April 14 and 17 on Saturday the 13th.

The largest earthquake on Sunday hit Bushehr at a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale.

Mohammad Ahmadian, the deputy head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency, says concern about the plant is unfounded, reiterating that the facility can withstand earthquakes of up to 8 on the Richter scale. » read more

Iran’s neighbours call for inspection of nuclear plant

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar have called for an international inspection of Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Plant following a recent earthquake 90 kilometres from the power plant. » read more

UAE feels tremors from Iran’s deadly earthquake

The earthquake that hit Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan yesterday, on April 9, at a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale was reportedly felt as far away as Dubai and Abu Dhabi. » read more