• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil Getting Ready to Build Another Nuclear Plant

The president of the Latin American section of the American Nuclear Energy Society (LAS), Zieli Dutra, says he is in favor of expanding the Brazilian nuclear power generating program.

He says the country should build a third nuclear power plant, Angra 3, so as to reduce its dependence on foreign petroleum and gas.

Speaking at the opening ceremonies of the annual LAS meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, June 13, Dutra declared that Brazil should take advantage of its ability to manufacture and enrich uranium, something that puts it in a better position than many other countries.

"Nuclear energy has many uses. It can generate electricity. It has important uses in medicine. It can also substitute the natural gas we import from Bolivia to run thermoelectric power plants," said Dutra.

Pointing out that LAS does not interfere in domestic politics, but can recommend certain types of nuclear alternatives, Dutra went on to say that, "LAS can show that nuclear energy is safe, especially the PWR-type reactors that are used in Brazil. They would never cause accidents like the one in Chernobyl."

With regard to the construction of Angra 3, Dutra said it was being analyzed by the National Energy Policy Council at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, but would probably be approved this year.

The LAS meeting ends on Thursday. It is being attended by representatives from the four Latin American nations that have nuclear technology: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. The main topic at the event is the maintenance and expansion of nuclear programs in Latin America.

Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

30 Years Later “The Brazilian Hour” Has Even a Chinese Version

Produced in a state-of-the-art studio within the Cultural Sector of the Brazilian Consulate in ...

Brazil Wants to Be Known As Software-Hip Country

The Brazilian government and the private sector signed an agreement to stimulate exports of ...

Gabrielli Cristina Eichholz was raped and killed inside a church in Brazil

Brazil Looks for Rapist Who Strangled 1-Year-Old Girl Inside Church

The Brazilian police have already interrogated without success over 20 people in connection with ...

Brazil Industry Grows Again After Two Months of Decline

The Brazilian industry recorded a 1.8% growth in production in January, compared with December ...

Brazil Senate’s Secret Session Called Unconstitutional

This Wednesday, September 12, in a session carried out behind closed doors, Brazilian senators ...

Brazil’s Internet Surfer Population Reaches 39%

In a surprising result for many, the number of Brazilians who have access to ...

The Death of the Monroe Doctrine. America Is Now for Russians, Chinese…

No one is arguing that Latin America and the Caribbean have become a priority ...

At G20, Brazil, Russia and China Pressed to Stop Bribing Abroad

Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, said that solutions to European and global economic ...

Africa Vows to Make Brazil’s WSF the Continent’s Biggest Event

The internationalization of the World Social Forum (WSF) will be redoubled in 2007, when ...

Group Demands Transparency from Brazil When Granting Radio and TV Licenses

A coalition of civil society organizations and social movements, including London-based human right organization ...