Ahwazi: Iran Regime Plans Nuclear Reactors in Earthquake Zone
In a meeting with Ahwaz's new head of energy,
The regime appears to be resurrecting plans drawn up under the Shah, who had signed a contract with the French government in 1969 to construct a nuclear power station near the towns of Falahieh (Shadegan) and Mohamareh (Khorramshahr). The plans were never fully realised. The Iranian regime now plans to use Russian technology to construct a power station.
Reza Vashahi, an Ahwazi human rights activist, said: "Building petrochemical plants and nuclear power stations without the consent of the local population is wrong. It is the same as dropping chemical weapons and atomic bombs on their land. Ahwazi Arabs continue to suffer the effects of chemical and biological weapons used in the Iran-Iraq War. We don't want more pollution and more environmental threats.
"Ahwazi Arabs are concerned about safety, fearing that the use of Russian technology in inexperienced Iranian hands could lead to a Chernobyl-like disaster, which will affect the entire region.
"The land and rivers are already heavily polluted by the oil, petrochemical and steel industries due to a lack of health and safety controls and little or no treatment or monitoring of industrial effluent. The situation is so bad that the province's head of fisheries has recently announced that fish output was down by 4,000 tonnes due to pollution.