One Chernobyl Reactor
To Return to OperationOne of the undamaged reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant should be back in operation in early October with a modified operating system and control rods, Soviet officials said.
Deputy Premier Boris Y. Shcherbina, who headed the initial government investigation into the April 26 disaster, told the government newspaper Izvestia that the No. 1 reactor at the four-reactor complex will be the first back in operation.
He didn't specify a date for its return to power production beyond early October.
Mr. Shcherbina also said officials have decided to build a new, permanent city for the power plant staff within two years on the banks of the Dnieper River.
It was the latest indication that the city of Pripyat, which lies adjacent to the plant and was home to about 50,000 people, will never be habitable again. The residents of Pripyat were the first evacuated after the accident.
Pakistan to Use Pact
For Peaceful Purposes
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Prime Minister Mohammad Khan Junejo said that Pakistan will use its nuclear cooperation with China only for peaceful purposes.
An agreement on nuclear cooperation between the two countries was signed in Peking earlier this month. No details have been disclosed.
Mr. Junejo told a news conference at Muzaffarabad, 100 miles north of Islamabad, that the nuclear accord between Pakistan and China is entirely for peaceful purposes and will not affect our relations with any country. Nobody should have any fear about it."
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi recently said the agreement will endanger peace in the region, and expressed hopes that Islamabad will not use it to make a nuclear bomb.