IAEA to install new surveillance cameras in Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant

Photo: IAEA to install new surveillance cameras in Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant / Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20

By Temkin Jafarov, Saeed Isayev - Trend:

The IAEA inspectors will install new surveillance cameras in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Asghar Zarean said, Iranian IRNA news agency reported.

"Last year Iran and IAEA agreen on installing cameras in Bushehr, and now since the cameras have become outdated, they will be substituted by new ones," he said, adding that the new cameras will only be installed at Bushehr power plant.

Zarean also said that three IAEA inspectors will be coming to Iran today, and they will remain in the country for the next 3 days to work in Bushehr plant.

The IAEA, whose mission is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, has been trying to negotiate a so-called structured approach with Iran giving the inspectors access to sites, officials and documents for their long-stalled inquiry.

Zarean said that the installation of the cameras in Bushehr will be supervised by the specialists of Iran's AEOI.

The Bushehr power plant is currently undergoing the fuel changeover process. The facility has produced nearly seven billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity so far, according to deputy head of the Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Mohammad Ahmadian.

The power plant halted activities temporarily to change of about one third of its fuel, which is some 27 tons early in February. The power plant will resume supplying electricity to the network later in March.

Bushehr NPP which was inaugurated in September 2013 has a capacity of producing 1000 megawatts of electricity.

The power plant is scheduled to produce up to 5 billion megawatt hours of electricity per year, which is about 2 percent of country's total electricity production.

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