Bushehr plant marks the start of nuclear energy use: Russian ambassador

March 8, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – The Bushehr nuclear power plant is not just a symbol for Iran, rather it marks the start of a move to use nuclear energy on a legal basis, Russian Ambassador to Tehran Alexander Sadovnikov has said.

Speaking to the Mehr News Agency, Alexander Sadovnikov commented on problems in making the plant fully operational, saying this important project sometimes encounter some technical hurdles, which need thorough examination.
And it is wiser to fix these problems now instead of having to incur losses in the future, he added.
There is no doubt that Russia will finish the project and this is like an objective for Moscow as it is for Tehran, he added.
Iran had started loading the fuel into the reactor in October 2010 after the inauguration of the plant on August 21, 2010.
The Bushehr nuclear power plant has a pressurized water reactor with a capacity to produce 1,000 megawatts of power