epa02294954 A general view of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr , southern Iran on 21 August 2010. Iran’s first nuclear power plant was opened Saturday by Iranian and Russian nuclear officials in the southern port city of Bushehr after a delay of almost three decades.With the opening of the Russian-built plant, the 82 tons of nuclear fuel that were already delivered to Iran by Russia were unsealed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and kept in an outdoor “fuel pool” near the reactor EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Bushehr nuclear reactor loaded with fuel