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Russia: fuel loading resumes at Bushehr

Russia: fuel loading resumes at Bushehr

The Russian company that built Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant says it has started reloading fuel into the reactor, more than a month after the fuel was ordered removed because of contamination concerns.
The Atomstroyexport company said in a statement the reloading has started on Friday.
In late February, Russia ordered that fuel be removed because of concerns that metal particles might be contaminating fuel assemblies.
Also Friday, an Iranian lawmaker said the parliament has launched an investigation into repeated delays in the startup of Bushehr.
The delays have prompted Iranian officials to describe Russia as an "unreliable partner." Iran's state media have often said politics, not technical issues, are the reason behind the delay.


Updated : 2021-10-22 16:10 GMT+08:00