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File photo of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, 1,200 km south of Tehran | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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A general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran in this October 26, 2010 file photo. For the Iranian government, the Bushehr nuclear power plant is proof to a world worried about Tehran’s intentions that its atomic programme is aimed only at securing a modern, clean energy source for its people. But for villagers living next to the facility, as well as Arab capitals nearby, the plant poses a potential danger that is less geopolitical and more immediate: the risk of contamination. To match Feature IRAN- NUCLEAR/BUSHEHR REUTERS/IRNA/Mohammad Babaie/Files (IRAN – Tags: POLITICS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)