IRAN: NUCLEAR PLANT OPERATIONAL

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STORY: IRAN: NUCLEAR PLANT OPERATIONAL DATELINE: May 19, 2011 LENGTH: 0:00:57 LOCATION: Tehran VO Iran says its sole nuclear power plant has become operational. The construction of the Bushehr plant has been postponed several times due to technical and financial difficulties. Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi broke the new on Wednesday. He said the Bushehr power plant will reach around 40 percent of its designed capacity within one or two months. The plant's single reactor is to produce 1,000 megawatts, about 2.5 percent of Iran's electricity usage. The minister also said it's among one of the safest nuclear plants in the world. Construction of the Bushehr plant was started in 1975 by several German companies. However, work halted when the United States imposed an embargo on hi-tech supplies to Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Russia took over the project in 1998. But the construction was postponed several times by technical and financial challenges Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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