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Iran Starts Construction of Four New Nuclear Power Plants

February 2, 2024

Iran’s state-run news service said the country has started construction on four new nuclear power units. The IRNA agency on Feb. 1 reported that the four reactors would have expected total generation capacity of about 5,000 MW.

Iran, whose nuclear program continues to be closely watched by the United Nations and others, has one operating nuclear power plant. That 1,000-MW Bushehr 1 facility, a pressurized water reactor built with help from Russia, has been online since 2013. Two more reactors, one already under construction, are planned at the Bushehr site. The news service said Iran also is building a smaller, 300-MW nuclear plant in the Khuzestan province, near the country’s western border with Iraq.

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