According to Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali, the drill was to be staged in 3 phases.
The first phase which took place on Friday was a roundtable maneuver staged for the staff, Jalali said.
The second phase will include the operational exercises in the Bushehr nuclear site as well as across the city’s urban area as a bid to control the hypothetical nuclear leak by the plant’s personnel.
"The 3rd phase will be also staged in Bushehr by executive organizations and members of the joint working groups,” the official said.
Jalali maintained while Bushehr nuclear power plant enjoys the highest security, staging a radiation defense drill is in accordance with international laws and with the aim to implement quick response plans.
The previous two radiation defense drills had taken place in Markazi and Isfahan provinces by Iran’s Civil Defense Organization.
Bushehr nuclear plant became officially operational and was connected to Iran’s national grid in September 2011, generating electricity at 40-percent capacity.