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Iran nuclear plant survives major earthquake

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power station was unaffected after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the country, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed today.

The quake struck south east Iran just 91km from the country’s only operating nuclear power plant.

IAEA said Iran has informed the Agency’s Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC), reporting there has been “no damage” and “no radioactive release from the installation”.

The quake has caused major damage in the region with local media reporting over 30 people have died and a further 850 injured.

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