IAEA Delegation Visits Armenia

YEREVAN (Interfax)–A delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Yerevan on Monday. A spokesman for the Armenian State Nuclear Inspectorate Vladimir Kurginian told Interfax it will discuss joint nuclear energy programs for 2001-2002 with the Armenian side.

Armenia and the agency have been implementing joint programs since 1993. New programs are planned–specifically assistance to medical institutions treating patients with radiation-related cancer.

Speaking of the current state of the Armenian nuclear power plant Kurginian said that repairs are proceeding according to schedule and no problems have been registered. He was sure it would start operating before the beginning of winter.

The plant was shut down for repairs for ten days.

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