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    Iran to Start Building Two Reactors at Bushehr NPP on September 10

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    Tehran will start building two new reactors of the Bushehr nuclear power plant on September 10.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Iran will start the Russia-assisted construction of two new nuclear reactors at the site of the Bushehr nuclear power plant (NPP) in southern Iran, known as the Bushehr-2 project, on September 10, a source in the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) told Sputnik on Thursday.

    "The construction of the project will start on September 10, or Shahrivar 20 [according to the Iranian calendar]," the source said.

    Earlier in August, AEOI deputy head Behrouz Kamalvandi told reporters that Iran had already allocated money for the Bushehr-2 project.

    Bushehr, Iran’s first Russian-built nuclear power plant, began operations in 2011.

    The project for Bushehr-2 was presented by Russian nuclear experts in Tehran in September 2014. In November, Iran signed a number of deals with Russia for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at the Bushehr site with an option for an additional six.

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