Iran announces plan for new nuclear reactors

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 16:14

Tehran: Iran plans to construct new "four or five" nuclear reactors for medical research, according to state controlled Press TV.

"Iran plans to build four to five new reactors with a capacity of 10-20 megawatts in different provinces within the next few years to produce radio-medicine and perform research," the report said, citing comments by Fereydoun Abbasi, head of Iran`s nuclear energy agency.

The US, the European Union and the UN last year imposed a fresh round of sanctions on Iran because of worries that it is developing a nuclear arsenal. Iran says its nuclear programme was peaceful.

Iran said its new reactors will be built in different provinces throughout the country, each with a power-generation capacity of 20 megawatts, Abbasi said.

Abbasi also said Iran will build a new uranium enrichment site.

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First Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 16:14

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