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Iranian Bushehr Nuclear Plant Comes Online – World Survives

Posted By admin On September 16, 2011 @ 4:12 am In World News | Comments Disabled

John Daly
OilPrice.com [1]
Sept 16, 2011

On 12 September Iran brought its first nuclear power plant in Bushehr online, connecting it to the country’s electrical grid. Iranian officials at the opening ceremony said that the 1,000 megawatt plant has begun generating electricity at 40 percent of its capacity and will reach full capacity by the year’s end following further testing.

Quite aside from demonstrating Iran’s touching post-Fukushima faith in nuclear energy despite being a seismically active country, Bushehr represents a Rorschach test of sorts for all the fears and anxieties in the Middle East, in which everyone looking at the facility has his preconceptions reaffirmed.

“Axis of Evil” charter member Iran insists that Bushehr represents the government’s determination to husband is vast oil reserves by promoting other energy sources, as its economy has hammered by more than three decades of U.S.-led sanctions.

Iran has been subjected to increasingly militant rhetoric from both Tel Aviv and Washington over its civilian nuclear energy program, with thinly veiled threats of possible military action if Tehran does not abandon its efforts, even though they are completely complaint under the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which Iran has signed and which Tehran pointedly underlines, it’s nemesis and harshest critic Israel has not.

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[1] OilPrice.com: http://oilprice.com/Geo-Politics/Middle-East/Iranian-Bushehr-Nuclear-Plant-Comes-Online-World-Survives.html

[2] Iran to test Bushehr nuclear plant on Wednesday – official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-to-test-bushehr-nuclear-plant-on-wednesday-official.html

[3] Iran says Bushehr nuclear plant to be ready by September: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-says-bushehr-nuclear-plant-to-be-ready-by-september.html

[4] Iranian FM Says Bushehr Nuclear Plant is Operational: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iranian-fm-says-bushehr-nuclear-plant-is-operational.html

[5] Iran Leader Asks Putin for Go-Ahead to Build New Nuclear Plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-leader-asks-putin-for-go-ahead-to-build-new-nuclear-plant.html

[6] Iran: Bushehr reactor operational in 2009: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-bushehr-reactor-operational-in-2009.html

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