Iran reloads fuel into Bushehr n-plant

Moscow, April 8 (IANS) Iran Friday began reloading nuclear fuel into the reactor of its Bushehr power plant, Xinhua reported.

The refuelling is being carried out after a series of checks completed on the plant, said Russian state-run contractor Atomstroyexport, which is carrying out the task.

‘On April 8, 2011, loading of fuel into the core began at Bushehr,’ the company said in a statement, adding all operations are being carried out as per schedule agreed with Iran.

To ensure safety, it was necessary to remove the fuel from the reactor earlier, as experts had found small metal pieces in a cooling system, it said.

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