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15:59 | 2011-09-12


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Iranian Contractor Terms Bushehr N. Plant's Safety "Tehran's Top Priority"

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Atomic Energy Production and Development Company affiliated to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced in a statement that Bushehr nuclear power plant complies with the latest safety rules and standards, and underlined that ensuring the full safety of the plant before and after its official launch has been Iran's top priority.

"Given the unique features of the power plant, achieving the highest possible level of nuclear safety during the whole period of exploitation sets the top priority for the company as the body responsible for the operation of the plant," the statement said on Monday.

The statement also said that the company has devised and installed reliable control devices in the power plant so that workers and the personnel, the people residing in the nearby areas and the environment will be protected against possible hazards and incidents.

Despite the propaganda campaign launched by the US-led West against the safety of Iran's nuclear facilities, the UN nuclear watchdog agency as the sole specialized world body has repeatedly approved the high quality of Iran's nuclear safety standards.

The Nuclear Safety and Security Department of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had also in a visit to Iran in March 2010 approved the standard safety levels of all Iranian nuclear sites and installations, and lauded the country's measures and special efforts in this regard.

"We realized that Iran's safety system responsible for inspecting Iranian nuclear facilities and installations acts very well and is strong," Head of the IAEA's Nuclear Safety and Security Department Olena Mykolaichuk said at the time.

"I, as the head of the (inspection) team, assure the Iranian society that Iran's installations are fully safe…," Mykolaichuk added.

She also stressed that her team had visited the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Southern Iran and inspected the safety and security control system at the installations.