Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant has emergency shutdown - state TV


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Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant has emergency shutdown - state TV
Iran has witnessed dozens of mysterious fires and explosions across the country since mid-2020, many near nuclear facilities.
JUNE 20, 2021

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant underwent an emergency shutdown, Iranian media reported on Sunday. The Iranian Atomic Energy Organization reported that a technical defect in the power plant led to the plant being temporarily shut down and disconnected from the national electricity grid, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency. The AEO stated that the plant would be reconnected to the electricity grid in the next few days.

The deputy coordinator of the Iran Power Transmission, Generation and Distribution Company (TAVANIR) told Fars that the plant was temporarily closed for "technical repairs," which would continue for about three to four days. Last month, a massive fire broke out near the Islamic Republic's only functioning nuclear power plant in Bushehr. Last July, the city of Bushehr saw another large fire break out at the Delvar Shipyard. In addition to the fires plaguing the plant, Iran said in March that Bushehr could stop operating this year altogether as the country struggles to keep the unit running due to financial troubles caused by American sanctions, the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported.