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IAEA experts visit Turkey''s nuclear reactor site

ANKARA, Sept 4 (KUNA) -- Experts from the UN nuclear watchdog visited Turkey's nuclear reactor's location Tuesday to get acquainted with the construction progress.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) experts visited the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant site near the Mediterranean, in Mersin province, where preparations were underway for laying foundation of Turkey's first reactor, due to be operational by 2015.
A statement by the governor of Mersin said the experts got acquainted with the project which was implemented by a Russian company by around USD 20 billion. The reactor is expected to produce 4,800 megawatts.
The experts voiced satisfaction with the safety measures in the location.
This is the first visit by IAEA experts since the Turkish and Russian government signed a 20-year-old agreement in May 2010. (end) mm.bs KUNA 042119 Sep 12NNNN