Brazil’s Revised Nuclear Roadmap Will Consume US$ 13 Billion

Brazil’s Minister of Science and Technology, Sergio Rezende, declared that the inauguration of the Uranium Enrichment Factory (Fábrica de Enriquecimento de Urânio) in Resende, state of Rio de Janeiro, will take place in 2006.

Speaking at a ceremony where Roberto Garcia Esteves took office as the new president of Brazilian Nuclear Industries (INB), Rezende admitted that the factory was supposed to be in operation by now.


“Because of delays we are still in the test phase. The inauguration will be next year,” he said.


Rezende reported that Brazil spends US$ 15 million to import enriched uranium annually but that the country is one of the few in the world that has the capacity to enrich its own uranium.


New Nuclear Roadmap


A copy of the proposed revised Nuclear Program (Programa Nuclear Brasileiro) is on president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s desk.


It covers a 17-year period, running to 2022, involves investments totaling US$ 13 billion and calls for an increase in the percentage of energy used in Brazil from nuclear power plants to rise from 3.7% to 5%.


According to the president of the Nuclear Energy Commission, Oldair Gonçalves, the first step in the revised program is the completion of the Angra 3 power plant.


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Your email address will not be published.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

Petrobras Gets US$ 18 Bi to Explore Offshore Oil in Southeast Brazil

Petrobras’s Master Plan for the Development of Natural Gas and Petroleum Production in the ...

Brazil Petrobras to Invest US$ 69 Billion up to 2012

Brazilian state-controlled oil and gas multinational Petrobras has just started producing oil in the ...

Francal Brazil, LatAm’s Largest Shoe Fair, Draws Buyers from Europe and Americas

Abicalçados, the Brazilian Association of Shoe Manufacturers, has invited 19 international companies to attend ...

Golden Lesson

Like the Spanish explorers to the north in Central America, the Portuguese came to ...

700 College Students from Brazil Going to Venezuela’s World Social Forum

At least 700 Brazilian university students are expected to participate in the World Social ...

Brazil’s Trade with Arabs Up 50%, One Year After Lula’s Trip

December 3 was the first anniversary of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s arrival ...

Brazil Sugar Industry Urges Europe to Stick to Export Commitment

UNICA, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, in a letter sent to Commissioner for Agriculture ...

Brazil’s Lula Hurt and Mad at Environment Minister’s Resignation

Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, compared this Wednesday, May 14, the decision ...

Rabid Vampire Bats Attack More than 1,300 in Brazil. 23 Die.

Health authorities in northern Brazil are dealing with a wave of vampire bats attacks ...