US content with the security level of Armenian nuclear power station
By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, April 9US officials have recently expressed their satisfaction with the level of security at the Armenian nuclear power station.
Armenia’s nuclear power station started functioning in 1980. It was stopped in March 1989 after the devastating earthquake in December 1988 in the Armenian town of Spitak. However, later in November of 1995 it started functioning again because of the heavy energy crisis the country had been facing.
Experts say the station could now function until 2016.
Armenia’s closest neighbors, Turkey and Azerbaijan, demand the urgent closing of the station because of the high-risk of its operation.