10 Apr 2011

Nuclear power plant reloading begins

4:29 am on 10 April 2011

Scientists at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran have begun reloading fuel into the reactor after a broken pump forced a shut-down in February.

Foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi says he hopes the plant will be operational in the next few months.

The plant was officially opened last year, but is yet to produce any power because of a number of technical problems.