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Iran’s sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone a temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reports.

An official from the state electric energy company, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, says on a talk show that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and will last “three to four days.”

He says that power outages could result. He does 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 could not procure parts and equipment for it from Russia, due to banking sanctions imposed by the US in 2018.

Source: TOI