Posts Tagged ‘nuclear plant’

There has been a long delay in getting this plant up and running (since 1975) but Iran seems bound and determined to do it this year. Click to enlarge the map and take note of just where this particular plant is located, on the southwestern edge of Iran on the Persian Gulf across from Iraq/Kuwait/Saudi Arabia. Here’s what Fars News had to say yesterday.

Fars News Online 10 March 2010

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced on Sunday that its first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr would launch operation at the beginning of the next Iranian year (starting on March 21).

Iran tests new generation of centrifuges
Fars News 16 Feb 2010

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced on Tuesday that it has tested a new generation of centrifuges to promote the country’s nuclear fuel production capability.

“We have tested a new generation of centrifuges that is now in its final phases. Their capacity (to enrich uranium) is 5 times more than that of the existing centrifuges,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, speaking at a news conference with Iranian and foreign reporters here in Tehran today. “We will use them for (supplying) our power plants’ fuel in the near future,” the president went on to say.