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Iran's sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown

In March, nuclear official Mahmoud Jafari said the plant could stop working since Iran cannot procure parts and equipment for it due to banking sanctions

AP , Sunday 20 Jun 2021
Bushehr
In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr. Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone a temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday, June 20, 2021. An official from the state electric energy company, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last "for three to four days.” (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Majid Asgaripour, File)
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Iran's sole nuclear power plant has undergone a temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday.
 
An official from the state electric energy company, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last ``for three to four days.''
 
He said that power outages could result. He did not elaborate but this is the first time Iran has reported an emergency shutdown of the plant, located in the southern port city of Bushehr. It went online in 2011 with help from Russia.
 
In March, nuclear official Mahmoud Jafari said the plant could stop working since Iran cannot procure parts and equipment for it from Russia due to banking sanctions imposed by the U.S. in 2018.
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