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News number: 9202247688

16:33 | 2013-06-06

Nuclear

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Russian Official: Iran's Bushehr N. Power Plant Not Affected by Quake

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Russian official announced that a recent quake that struck Iran's Southern province of Bushehr has not affected the country's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.



An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale jolted shook the Kaki town of Bushehr on Tuesday night.

"Unit One of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant which is now operational has remained fully unaffected in Tuesday's Bushehr quake and the former quakes in the region," an official of the Rosatom Company said.

He noted that the preparations for putting the plant's unit one to use are in progress under quite normal conditions.

"The published news in some media about the damages in a part of Unit One of the Bushehr plant due to the earthquake is quite baseless and a sheer lie," the Rosatom official said.

The Bushehr nuclear power plant is located about 18 kilometers South of the provincial capital and about 160 kilometers away from the quake-stricken areas.