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Offline flowers

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Iran takes control of Bushehr nuclear reactor
« on: September 23, 2013, 12:56:22 PM »

TEHRAN: Iran on Monday finally takes control of its civilian nuclear reactor at Bushehr on the Gulf coast, a project begun 35 years ago by Germany, wracked by setbacks, and finished by Russia.

The Islamic republic's atomic agency chief Ali Akbar Salehi confirmed on Sunday that Russia would hand over the 1,000-megawatt plant Monday.

He also said he expected work to start soon on a second plant upon completion of talks with Moscow, saying: "Negotiations are continuing and are well-advanced."

"Work will start soon," he added, without saying when. Construction of the Bushehr facility began in the 1970s with the help of German company Siemens, which quit the project after the 1979 Islamic revolution over concerns about nuclear proliferation.

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Re: Iran takes control of Bushehr nuclear reactor
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 10:45:21 PM »
How soon before it gets amped up to produce weapons-grade, or near weapons-grade, material?

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