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Iran announces plan for new nuclear reactors

Published On: Wed, Apr 13th, 2011 | Energy Science | By BioNews

ran plans to construct new “four or five” nuclear reactors for medical research, according to state controlled Press TV.

“Iran plans to build four to five new reactors with a capacity of 10-20 megawatts in different provinces within the next few years to produce radio-medicine and perform research,” the report said, citing comments by Fereydoun Abbasi, head of Iran’s nuclear energy agency.

The US, the European Union and the UN last year imposed a fresh round of sanctions on Iran because of worries that it is developing a nuclear arsenal. Iran says its nuclear programme was peaceful.

Iran said its new reactors will be built in different provinces throughout the country, each with a power-generation capacity of 20 megawatts, Abbasi said.

Abbasi also said Iran will build a new uranium enrichment site.

–IANS/AKI

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