• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil Intent on Restarting Nuclear Program in the Next Few Months

The president of Brazil’s Nuclear Energy Commission (Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear), Oldair Gonçalves, says that there are concrete chances that Brazil restarts its nuclear energy program before the end of the year.

That will depend on the approval of a revised National Nuclear Program. “The government understands that this is in the strategic interest of the nation,” declared Gonçalves.


Minister of Science and Technology, Sergio Rezende revealed that he had raised the issue at a recent cabinet meeting and that President Lula agreed that it was important for the country.


Rezende said that the standstill in the nuclear energy sector was one of the consequences of the situation the country was in when Lula took office.


“We had to take some bitter medicine to get the economy back on a sound basis, putting off investments, among them nuclear energy,” he said.


Rezende added that it would be a grave historical error to discard nuclear energy technology. He pointed out that the Angra 3 nuclear power plant, as well as other power plants, are part of an existing program.


“I hope we can approve a [revised] program this year and get back to work in this area,” said the Minister.


At the moment, Brazil has two operational nuclear power plants, Angra 1 and Angra 2, both built with German technology. Both power plants are located on the southern coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Angra 1 generates 520 MW and Angra 2 generates 1,080 MW.


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Your email address will not be published.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

Brazil Is Putting on Green Make-up, Says Greenpeace

The administration of Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has extended tax breaks ...

Latin America’s Largest Dance School Is Brainchild of Brazilian Dreamer

The background noise is the sound of impatient shoes tapping the ground, trying to ...

Serrado, the Brazilian savannah

How Brazil Turned 1/4 of Its Territory from Desert into World’s Granary

The phrase "in this land, whatever is planted will grow," originally from a letter ...

Brazil Embraer’s Sales Double

Brazil’s aircraft manufacturer Embraer net sales increased by 113.5% during the third quarter this ...

Brazil’s Beef Troubles: Russia Lifts Ban, EU May Impose Its Own

Brazilian beef exports are likely to rise in 2008 as Russia resumes importing meat ...

30,000 Brazilian policemen were in force on the streets

30,000 Policemen in Megaoperation Across Brazil Nab Over 2,000 Crooks

In Brazil's largest police operation ever against crime more than 2,000 criminals have been ...

Gal in Caymmi’s Court

Brazilian theater started to flourish in the ’30s with the production of texts by ...

US$ 4 Million Worth of Chinese Pirate Goods Destroyed in Brazil

Thousands of false watches and fashion accessories, along with around 800,000 pirate CDs, will ...

Reviewing Bossa Nova’s Greatest Unreleased Disc

“What disc?” I can hear you asking in indignation. True enough, there is no ...