Bahrain is finalising plans to set up a specialist centre to monitor radiation levels, said a top official, adding that it will focus on controlling and monitoring radiation's impact on people and the environment.
Gulf states sought reassurances from Iran at a UN nuclear agency meeting this week over the safety of its only atomic energy plant, which is located in an earthquake-prone coastal area, diplomats said on Thursday.
The Bushehr faci
National emergency officials in the GCC countries met on Sunday in Saudi Arabia to discuss the risk of radiation spreading over the Gulf if Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant is damaged by another earthquake.
A 6.3-magnitude e
Iran's first nuclear power plant will become fully operational by early 2013, its energy minister was quoted as saying, more than two months after Russia said it was up and running normally following decades of delay.
Iran's first nuclear power plant will be connected to the national grid at full capacity in the coming weeks, the head of the country's Atomic Energy Organisation was quoted as saying by Iranian media on Sunday.
The Russian-built Bushehr
Iran's Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant will be fully operational within weeks, local news agencies quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov spoke two days after the company that built the
Iran is conducting final tests at its first nuclear power plant and it is expected to start generating electricity in the next two months, Iranian media said on Monday.
Meant to be the first of a network of nuclear power stations Iran says
Iran is believed to have told the UN atomic watchdog a broken pump is forcing it to remove fuel from its first nuclear power reactor, a new setback for the $1 billion project, experts familiar with the issue said.
They said it was a potent
Iran has started loading fuel into the core of its first nuclear power plant, bringing it a step closer to realising its stated goal of becoming a peaceful nuclear power, state-run Press TV reported on Tuesday.
Iran will move closer to the start-up of its first nuclear power plant on Tuesday when it plans to load fuel into the core of the Bushehr reactor, a senior lawmaker said.
Iran says the Russian-built 1,000-megawatt nuclear plant will start