Iran tests first Nuclear Power Plant

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    Iran tests first nuclear plant

    Iran was testing its long-delayed first nuclear power plant on Wednesday as it pressed ahead with its controversial atomic drive despite international sanctions.
    The head of the Russian nuclear agency Sergei Kiriyenko, who is visiting Iran for the so-called pre-commissioning phase, said construction of the Russian-built plant at the Gulf port of Bushehr was now complete.

    "The construction stage of the nuclear power plant is over, we are now in the pre-comissioning stage, which is a combination of complex procedures," Sergei Kiriyenko told reporters.

    Iran is carrying out comprehensive tests of various equipment at the 1,000-megawatt plant which officials said involve "virtual fuel," not nuclear fuel rods.



    interesting times ahead of us


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    OBVIOUSLY TITLE IS SUPPOSE TO BE PLANT NOT PLANE

    was also reading about the Turkish plane that went down :)...mod can feel free to fix that
     
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    Nuclear power... maybe the Iranian envirnmental movement (is there one?) may not like it, but otherwise way to go. Lots of nuke plants around Canada, though the disposal of used fuel is still being worked out I believe.
     
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    Better for the environment than burning their extensive fossil fuel reserves. It would be better for their economy in the long run too so that they could export all of their fossil fuel reserves instead of use it domestically.
     

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