TEHERAN — A "small leak" and not a computer worm is the cause of a delay in starting up of the country's first nuclear power plant, Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Monday.
Salehi, who is also the Iranian vice president, said the leak in a pool near the reactor at the Bushehr plant has now been fixed.
His remarks were carried Monday by the official IRNA news agency. He did not provide details on the nature of the leak.
Salehi insisted on Thursday that a month's delay in powering-up Bushehr has nothing to do with a computer worm infiltrating its reactor. He also said the plant's systems were not affected.
At the plant's inauguration in August, Salehi had said Bushehr would produce electricity in November.