Bushehr 1 ready. Will there be Bushehr 2?

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    Connection of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant to the power grid is a momentous event for both Iran and Russia. It is a unique project that is over 40 years old. The power plant’s construction was begun in 1974 by Germany’s Kraftwerk Union AG, a joint venture of Siemens and another engineering giant, AEG. The contract envisaged the launch of two PWR units with a capacity of 1.2 GW each by 1981. In 1980, after international sanctions against Iran were introduced, Germany withdrew from the project, even though work on the first unit was 85% complete. During the war between Iran and Iraq, the plant was bombed several times, resulting in significant damage to its facilities, including the vessel of the reactor.

    The German design of the plant took into consideration its location in a seismically active zone. Russian experts also bore this factor in mind when building the plant’s safety mechanisms. It should be noted that there are many nuclear power plants that are located in seismically active zones around the world, including in the United States. This in itself is not a reason for concern. The Russian reactor is a third generation reactor that ensures a higher level of safety than virtually any nuclear power plant that was put into operation before 1990. So the fears about Bushehr’s safety because of its location in an area prone to earthquakes seem groundless.


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    Iran's nuclear power plant opens
    Iran has officially opened its Bushehr nuclear power plant, which after years of delays is finally feeding power into the national grid.
    The Russian-built reactor has been under construction since the mid-1970s, and is estimated to have cost around a billion dollars.

    At 11.59pm on September 3, Iranian state radio announced that the plant was online and feeding 60 megawatts of power into the national grid - although this is far less than the plant's supposed 1,000 megawatt capacity.

    Iran's nuclear power plant opens - WORLD - ITN.co.uk


    Determination to achieve a goal will get you to that goal, no matter of sanctions and propaganda. Iran is best example for this.
     
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    Bushehr 1 ready. Will there be Bushehr 2?

    i hope not.

    the world is not ready for another miserable failure of epic proportions.
     

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