News | Aug. 3, 2010

Nuclear safety in Iran, post-Fukushima

By Nima Gerami Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Although the Fukushima disaster has stalled the ambitions of some developing countries to deploy new power reactors, the Japanese crisis has not seriously affected the expansion of Iran's nuclear energy program. Among the 45 countries that are actively considering plans to build their first power reactors, Iran is farthest along in the process and claims it will connect its Bushehr nuclear power plant to the national grid and begin producing electricity in August. READ MORE >>