Iran’s nuke plant to feed power grid in December

TEHRAN, Iran—Iran’s state TV says Iran’s first nuclear power plant in the southern Iranian port of Bushehr will start feeding the country’s power grid late next month.

The Sunday report quotes Behzad Soltani, deputy head of Iran’s nuclear department, as saying the feed from the Bushehr plant will begin when its output reaches 250 megawatts.

Soltani says the power plant’s energy output was scheduled to reach about 900 megawatts by spring next year.

The plant is not part of Iranian nuclear activity that’s a source of serious concern to the West, which suspects that the Iranians are trying to produce an atomic bomb. Iran denies its nuclear program is geared toward anything other than the production of energy.

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