Bushehr to get nuclear fuel on time

Oct. 5, 2010 at 9:47 AM
| License Photo

TEHRAN, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The fueling process for the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran is on schedule, a spokeswoman for the plant's Russian builder said.

Olga Tysleva of Atomstroyexport, the Russian company that is the main contractor for the project, said no problems have been encountered, IRNA, the Iranian state news agency, reported Tuesday.

Her comments contradict statements by Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's nuclear program, who told The Tehran Times a small leak in the pool near the nuclear reactor may cause delays in loading the fuel

IRNA said the nuclear fuel was transferred to the Bushehr plant Aug. 21 and will be injected into the plant's core in the near future. The fuel was initially to have been loaded into the reactor Sept. 23-Oct. 22 but the process was postponed.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Madeleine Albright: 'Special place in hell' for women who don't support women
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl 50 commercial
Islamic State crucifies teen in Syria
Early human ancestor didn't have a nutcracker jaw
Elton John rides with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke