Iran building new nuclear power plant in southwest of country

Iran is building a new 300-megawatt nuclear power plant along the Karun river in the southwest of the country, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced on Saturday.


The nuclear power plant will use a pressurized water reactor system and function off of uranium oxide enriched to about 4%.


Mohammad Eslami, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, launched the construction of the plant in Darkhovin, located about 70 kilometers south of Ahvaz in the Khuzestan Province.