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Iran plugs first nuclear power plant into grid

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s first nuclear power plant has finally begun to provide electricity to the national grid, official media reported on Sunday, a long-delayed milestone in the nuclear ambitions of a country the West fears is covertly try to develop atomic bombs. A view of the reactor at the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, 1200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran February 25, 2009. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz/Files) “The Atomic Energy Agency announced that atomic electricity from Bushehr power plant joined the national grid with a power of around 60 megawatts on Saturday at 2329 (1859 GMT),” the official news agency IRNA reported. The start-up will come as a relief to Tehran after many…